Year of the Woman, The
|Publication Date||31st August 2005|
KwayFay was once a ‘Cockroach Child’, a homeless scavenger on Hong Kong’s waterfronts. Now grown, she lives in a squatter shack on the mountain slopes, and commutes each day to her job as a lowly office clerk. She survives by paying bribes if she has to, and keeping silent when abused. Her only ally is Grandmother’s Ghost.
Hong Kong is in ferment, for this is the time just before the Handover, when the
The head of a Triad learns of the impoverished ‘no-family’ girl who talks to ghosts, and wonders if she is a way out of his dilemma, but superstition is also forbidden by the incoming regime. It seems the girl might be the last chance for his Triad’s survival.
As the tension mounts, this latest novel by an acclaimed master of the genre will keep you enthralled and mystified until all finally comes to light?
What The Critics Said
‘Wonderfully evokes the exoticism, the poverty and the human despair that permeates the former colony alongside its affluence… An enthralling yarn that walks a perilous line between socio-political reality and a fascinating dream world of the unique heroine’s making’
‘As the tension mounts, this novel will keep you enthralled until all finally comes to light’
Bolton Evening News
‘Gash on top form; effortlessly entertaining, as ever’