Dear Hong Kong (Paperback)

An Elegy to a City (Penguin Specials: The Hong Kong Series)

By Xu Xi

Penguin Random House Australia, 9780734399380, 100pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2017

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Description

From a writer whose body of work witnesses her love affair with Hong Kong comes a highly personal narrative that unravels her recently finalized decision to leave the city for good. Xu Xi explores her tumultuous relationship with Hong Kong, her personal frustrations with how the city has developed in the recent past, and how these changes have informed her decision not to spend her later years there—a farewell address to the place that has shaped so much of her own identity.


About the Author

Xu Xi is a novelist, short story writer and author of creative non-fiction based in Hong Kong and New York. She has won the O. Henry Award and has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Award.


Praise For Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy to a City (Penguin Specials: The Hong Kong Series)

"Xu Xi is undoubtedly one of Hong Kong's foremost English language writers." —Cha Asian Literary Journal


"Her transnational background gives her insights into the impact that shifting geopolitics and intertwining cultures have on individual lives." —Asia Literary Review


"One of [Hong Kong]'s pioneering English authors." —CNN