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Last Year in Hong Kong: A Love Story

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Robert Elegant returns to the setting he knows better than any other living novelist - Hong Kong - with this beautifully crafted love story set in the fateful closing months before the handover of the territory to China. Newly divorced and relieved to be free of the husband who embodied all the worst characteristics of Hong Kong, Lucretia Barnes is filled with doubts about ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by William Morrow & Company (first published January 1st 1997)
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Sep 22, 2013 Karmen added it
Subtitled "a love story" and follow the "better loved and lost" theme. Well written. tender and believable.

Book is a bit too much addressing the then impending handoff of HK from Britain to China. Chinese human rights abuses and tyranny, Tibetan independence, Buddhist religious tenets. Its end, while well written, had me in tears but seemed a little "deus ex machine".
Horrible. Wooden dialogue. Unlikable characters. Uninteresting story. How this book ever got published is beyond me.
John Polson
The months leading up to 'Handover' were intense and emotional for all of us. Elegant does it so well.
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