Title: Expatriates, The
Authors: Lee, Janice Y K
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 330
Year: 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown
Language: English
Description: However exotic the setting, no one is immune from life's curveballs. Such is the experience of three American women living in Hong Kong. At different life stages and circumstances, Mercy, Hilary and Margaret must each wrestle with loss and change, their lives intertwined in the insular expat community.

Invigorated by the cultural divide and the trials of expatriate living and anchored by the universal experience of family and motherhood, this is a keenly observed story of contemporary Hong Kong.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A very entertaining and fast-moving story with sharp observations of Hong Kong and its inhabitants."

"I really liked the way the story and characters moved through their shared experiences."

"A close look at the privileged world of ex-pat Americans living in Hong Kong."

"I read it in one sitting - riveting."

"The reader receives snap shots of Korean and Hong Kong life with the excesses of an expat life."

"Very easy to read and gives the reader an awareness of the constraint of the life of expatriates."
Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Gender Issues, Grief/loss, Morals/Ethics, Social commentary/perspectives, Hong Kong, 2019 Titles


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