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The Resource Diamond hill, Kit Fan

Diamond hill, Kit Fan

Label
Diamond hill
Title
Diamond hill
Statement of responsibility
Kit Fan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the last shanty town of Hong Kong before the fraught 1997 handover from Britain to China, Diamond Hill follows the return of a recovering heroin addict, Buddha, as he tries to salvage what's left from a place he hoped to forget. Diamond Hill was once the 'Hollywood of the Orient', butisnow an eyesore in the middle of a glitzy financial hub. Buddhist nuns, drug gangs, property developers, the government and foreign powersare all vying for power, each wanting to stake their claim on the land. Buddha finds himself crossing swords with the Iron Nun, fighting for her nunnery; a disturbed novice, Quartz, who is fleeing her past; a faded film actress called Audrey Hepburn; and Boss, a teenage gang leader with a big mouth and even bigger plans, plotting to escape what she calls 'the death of Hong Kong'. Kit Fan's hard-hitting and exhilarating debut is a requiem for a disappearing city, and a meditation on powerlessness, religion, colonialism and displacement. It explores the price of forgetting and how the present is ultimately always entangled in the past
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Fan, Kit
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slums
  • Ex-drug addicts
  • Squatter settlements
  • Recovering addicts
  • Gang members
  • Actresses
  • Nuns
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Displacement (Psychology)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Diamond hill, Kit Fan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000068813435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349701707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241252793
Label
Diamond hill, Kit Fan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000068813435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349701707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1241252793

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