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The End of May Road (Handover Mysteries #2)

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American journalist Claire Raymond is caught in the undertow of China's emergence to regional dominance at the close of the 20th century.

Foreign correspondent Claire Raymond finds herself uncomfortably sidelined at home on maternity leave. A neighbor's son, Petey, is found dead along the Midlevel district's May Road during the Christmas season only six months before the of
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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published (first published November 3rd 2011)
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Oct 25, 2012 Helene rated it really liked it
When I was much, much younger, I lived in Hong Kong and this is the first novel I've ever read that captures the various ways in which Filipina servants were (are?) mistreated by their employers. Having seen these hard-working women congregate by the hundreds every Sunday in Central (all women of course) because they had no money and nowhere else besides church to socialize on their one day off, I understand the kind of frustration and stresses Filipina maids suffer in their personal lives. It's ...more
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Apr 10, 2013 Joanna rated it it was amazing
Quite unusual in its depiction of a certain time and place in Hong Kong as well as the abuse of Filipina domestics in the colonial context, continuing the "human rights-y" motif of the series.

Should be read after "The Wardens of Punyu, Vol. I," because there's definitely a narrative arc linking these books. I'm definitely continuing on to Vol. III about Tibet.

(For nerdy book collectors of mysteries, this book was originally published as a stand-alone entitled, "Left in the Care Of," and reviewe
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Jan 24, 2012 Nan rated it really liked it
Things are progressing as the British prepare to hand Hong Kong over to China. Claire and Xavier have a new son and a new home. Much intrigue and twists and turns throughout.
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D. L. Kung worked as China bureau chief for The Economist and Hong Kong-based bureau chief for Business Week in the 1980's. Kung also reported for over twenty years from China for various publications, including The South China Morning Post, The Washington Post and The International Herald Tribune and won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Human Rights Reporting in 1991, as well as a nominatio ...more
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Handover Mysteries (3 books)
  • The Wardens of Punyu (The Handover Mysteries)
  • The Shadows of Shigatse

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