Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux
A Novel of Hong Kong

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Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it doesn't concern them - until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland offers them a large sum for their family business. They refuse, yet fail to realize Mr. Hung is unlike the Chinese they've known: he will accept no refusals. When a young female employee whom Bunt has been dating vanishes, he is forced to make important decisions for the first time in his life - but his good intentions are pitted against the will of Mr. Hung and the threat of the ultimate betrayal.

About Paul Theroux

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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.
Published July 6, 1998 by Mariner Books. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Hong Kong's last British Governor described himself as mere flotsam on the tide of history. Theroux's latest exotic novel (after My Other Life) deals with colonials coping with the imminent return

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