Insignificance

Synopsis: Sometimes what is remembered is best forgotten. This is the feeling that permeates Insignificance. The protagonists in these stories cannot help but recall their former Hong Kong existence, one that shimmers with beauty and pain. On September 26, 2014, the...

A Garden Fed by Lightning

Synopsis: Marshall Moore’s short fiction is propelled by a scathing wit and a dark imagination, and he does not shy away from taking readers down roads that are less traveled and rarely even mapped. In the title story, a con man cons a beguiling con artist… or does...

The Unwalled City

Summary: Xu Xi, one of Hong Kong’s preeminent novelists, examines the lives of four of the city’s residents amid the tension and uncertainties leading up to the 1997 handover to China. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Xu Xi Publisher: BookCyclone...

Chinese Walls

Summary: It’s the sixties. US sailors on R&R prowl the streets of the waterfront in Hong Kong where the Indonesian-Chinese Hsu family lives. “What’s a prostitute?” nine-year old Ai-Lin asks her older brother Philip, who is horrified she knows the...

Daughters of Hui

Summary: This collection of a novella and three stories was named one of the top ten “best books of Asia” of 1996 and won wide critical acclaim. Reviewers say the author “addresses the prudery of Confucian values” and remark “the streak...