The Year of the Woman

The Year of the Woman

eBook - 2013
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KwayFay was once a 'Cockraoch Child', a homeless scavenger on Hong Kong's waterfronts. Now she lives in a squatter shack on the mountain slopes, and commutes daily 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. There is a tense, pregnant feel to Hong Kong, for this is the time just before the Handover, when the People's Republic of China will repossess the Crown Colony. Hongs and Triads - underworld organisations that are above the law - are concerned, since China's policy is to eliminate criminal cliques. The head of a Triad learns of the impoverished 'no-family' girl who talks to ghosts, and wonders if she could hold the answer to the questions of an uncertain future. Except that superstition is also forbidden by the incoming regime: the girl might be the last chance for his Triad's survival - but believing in her might prove to be its destruction.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Allison & Busby, 2013.
ISBN: 9780749013240
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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