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Kowloon Tong

Theroux, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0783882750 / ISBN 13: 9780783882758
Published by G K Hall & Co, 1997
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Title: Kowloon Tong

Publisher: G K Hall & Co

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Large Print.

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A life-long British denizen of Hong Kong, Neville "Bunt" Mullard fears the colony's impending return to China's control, and the intrusion of a mysterious Chinese gentleman into Bunt's family business changes his life for good

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Paul Theroux, whose inveterate globe-trotting marks him as one of the most restless writers working today, lands us in the Far East with this novel of personal lives swept up in the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. But the end of Colonial rule is perfectly unwelcome for Neville Mullard and his mother Betty, who run a textile factory that's been in the family for 50 years, and who have spent a lifetime insulating themselves from the Chinese culture that's all around them. Now, the shadowy and dangerous Mr. Hung wants to buy the business, and he won't take no for an answer--whether or not the Mullards want to sell. Theroux, the author of several travel books, has few equals when it comes to the portrayal of exotic cultures, a skill that makes this one of the first great novels of the Hong Kong handover of 1997.

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