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The Resource The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang

The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang

Label
The borrowed
Title
The borrowed
Statement of responsibility
Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective whose career spans fifty years of the territory's history. A deductive powerhouse, Kwan becomes a legend in the force, nicknamed "the Eye of Heaven" by his awe-struck colleagues. Covering six cases, each of which takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong's history, The Borrowed follows Kwan from his experiences during the Leftist Riot in 1967, when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the conflict between the HK Police and ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) in 1977; the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989; to the Handover in 1997; and the present day of 2013, when Kwan is called on to solve his final case, the murder of a local billionaire, while Hong Kong increasingly resembles a police state. Along the way we meet Communist rioters, ultraviolent gangsters, stallholders, pop singers, and a people always caught in the shifting balance of political power, all coalescing into a dynamic portrait of this fascinating city. Tracing a broad historical arc, The Borrowed reveals just how closely everything is connected, how history always repeats itself, and how we have come full circle to repeat the political upheaval and societal unrest of the past
Cataloging source
SALS
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chan, Ho-Kei
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tiang, Jeremy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Crown Publishing Company, Taiwan, in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth between black and white (2013) -- The prisoner's dilemma (2003) -- The longest day (1997) -- The balance of Themis (1989) -- Borrowed place (1977) -- Borrowed time (1967)
Control code
000059893695
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781784971526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Crown Publishing Company, Taiwan, in 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth between black and white (2013) -- The prisoner's dilemma (2003) -- The longest day (1997) -- The balance of Themis (1989) -- Borrowed place (1977) -- Borrowed time (1967)
Control code
000059893695
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781784971526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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