Kowloon Tong

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
For Neville "Bunt" Mullard and his mother, Betty, Hong Kong is part of Britain - one of the pleasanter parts; it is also cozy, monotonous, profitable, and homely. It is big breakfasts and high tea and bad weather, the race meetings at Happy Valley, the roast beef at Fatty's Chophouse and, for Bunt, the "blue hotels" of Kowloon Tong, where he eats his packed lunches and sometimes rents a room by the hour with a girl. Now, ninety-nine years of colonial rule is about to end, and the British government is about to hand over Hong Kong to China. Betty and Bunt can see China from their parlor, but they have never been there. They detest Chinese food. "The Chinese take-away," as they call the hand-over, does not particularly concern them. When Bunt first meets Mr. Hung, who is a well-spoken gentleman from the Chinese mainland, he pays him little heed. And when Mr. Hung offers the Mullards a handsome sum for their family business - a fifty-year-old textile factory, Imperial Stitching, that was
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 31fa90e3-16b0-33eb-7b93-b77a3c5c60e5
Grouping Title kowloon tong
Grouping Author theroux paul
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-03 04:21:42AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-22 04:42:55AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Theroux, Paul.
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Theroux, Paul
available_at_santafe Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge, Main, Online Hoopla Collection, Southside Large Type
display_description In this 'moody thriller,' a family business is targeted for takeover as control of Hong Kong shifts from the British to the Chinese (The New York Times). Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, have lived here for years, mostly keeping apart from their foreign surroundings, except for some indulgence in the local food, or in Bunt's case, the local girls. The handover is not a concern for them-until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland offers them a large sum for their family business. They refuse. But they fail to realize that Mr. Hung is unlike the other Chinese people they've known: he will accept no refusals. When a young female employee whom Bunt has been dating vanishes, he is forced to make important decisions for the first time in his life-but his good intentions are pitted against the will of Mr. Hung, and the threat of the ultimate betrayal.
format_category_santafe Books, eBook
format_santafe Book, Large Print, eBook
id 31fa90e3-16b0-33eb-7b93-b77a3c5c60e5
isbn 9780395860298, 9780547525884, 9780783882758
item_details hoopla:MWT11938033||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11938033||Available Online||||, ils:.b11552426|.i17448001|Main|Fiction Theroux, P|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||, ils:.b11552426|.i18071788|La Farge|Fiction Theroux, P|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||lf||, ils:.b11589838|.i13092881|Southside Large Type|Fiction Theroux, P|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||clt||
itype_santafe , Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-03-22T10:42:55.938Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Theroux, P
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780395860298
publishDate 1997, 1998
record_details hoopla:MWT11938033|eBook|eBook||English|Mariner Books,|1998.|1 online resource, ils:.b11552426|Book|Books||English|Houghton Mifflin Co.,|1997.|243 p. ; 22 cm., ils:.b11589838|Large Print|Books||English|G.K. Hall,|1997.|273 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11938033 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:.b11589838 .i13092881 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b11552426 .i18071788 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b11552426 .i17448001 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Electronic books, Hong Kong (China) -- Fiction, Large type books, Mystery fiction, Textile factories -- China -- Hong Kong -- Fiction
title_display Kowloon Tong
title_full Kowloon Tong / Paul Theroux, Kowloon Tong [electronic resource] / Paul Theroux
title_short Kowloon Tong
topic_facet Electronic books, Large type books, Textile factories