Hong Konged by Paul Hanstedt
One Modern American Family's (Mis)adventures in the Gateway to China

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In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family's recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children--aged 9, 6, and 3--lived in Hong Kong for a year, a year beset by culture clash, vicious bullies, hospital visits, M&Ms, and the worst traffic jam you've ever seen.

Through the eyes of the earnest if sometimes clueless Hanstedt family, you'll discover a world you've never known before. But in the end, Hong Konged is about place and family and what it is that makes us human--no matter who we are or where we live.


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Paul Hanstedt has been a professor of English and creative writing for fifteen years and is the editor of the national literary journal The Roanoke Review. His work has appeared in Puerto Del Sol, Confrontation, Writing on the Edge, the Beloit Fiction Journal, MLA's The Profession, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Brain, Child, for which he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He's the author of General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty and is also a staple on the Virginia Public Radio station WVTF, with a listening audience of 160,000. He currently lives in Virginia.
Published June 18, 2012 by Adams Media. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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The author excitedly dictates stories of rocky junk rides, pedestrian dangers and space issues inside their temporary home, situated 20 minutes from China’s border, and he balances the inconveniences with pages of familial history and beautifully described scenery.

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