The Year of the Woman

The Year of the Woman

by Jonathan Gash

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749013240
Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date: 05/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 381 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Gash is an award-winning author who has been writing for thirty-five years. A retired doctor, he worked for many years in the Middle and Far East.

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