Monkey in Residence & Other Speculations

Synopsis:Observations of contemporary life that make monkeys of us: this existential disbelief thrums through speculative stories and essays in Xu Xi’s latest collection. These 16 short pieces, evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction, are in turn elegiac,...

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...

The Unwalled City

E-book reprinted and distributed in partnership with the author. 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:...

Chinese Walls

E-book reprinted and distributed in partnership with the author. 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...

Daughters of Hui

E-book reprinted and distributed in partnership with the author. 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...