Memories of expat life in pre-handover Hong Kong.
Lyrical, wry, amusing, deceptively gentle, Simon Barnes’s second novel packs a powerful punch after it has crept up on the reader with the narrator’s fond reminiscences of expat life in pre-handover Hong Kong. The hazy and often hilarious memories of work and play in the heartstopping beauty and pulse-racing commercialism of the colony is suddenly flooded by darker memories of tragedy and loss, although Barnes, the most optimistic and delightful of authors, pulls the reader through to a warmly satisfying conclusion.
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Praise for Rogue Lion Safaris:
‘Barnes has created a new category of adventure story, doing for safaris what Dick Francis has done for horse-racing, but better written’
‘An exceptionally good first novel’
Mail on Sunday
‘This novel is just about the next best thng to going on safari oneself, such is its evocation of place’
‘It has the smell and feel of the bush… It is sad, it is true, and it is a good story’
FUNNY, SAD, FULL OF LIFE . . . A NOVEL OF NEW BEGINNINGS
Alan Fairs is going back to Hong Kong
Summoned by a telephone call in the middle of the night. Going back to a land of laughter and tears. The land of his youth.
'Hong Kong Belongers' is a brilliantly evocative novel, by turns hilarious and poignant, about coming of age, about learning some of life's most beguiling and most bitter secrets.
Praise for 'Rogue Lion Safaris':
"Barnes has created a new category of adventure story, doing for safaris what Dick Francis has done for horse-racing, but better written."
"It has the feel and smell of the bush."
"A delightful story . . . and exceptionally good first novel"
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Book Condition: Fair. Film Tie-in Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82516575
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