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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
  • From award-winning Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-Kei, 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. Divided into six sections told in reverse chronological order?each of which covers an important case in Kwan?s career and takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history from the 1960s to the present day
  • 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 at the city?s many covered markets, pop singers enmeshed in the high-stakes machinery of star-making, and a people always caught in the shifting balance of political power, whether in London or Beijing?all coalescing into a dynamic portrait of this fascinating city
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Cataloging source
CGP
Dewey number
895.13/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Label
The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth between black and white (2013) -- The prisoner's dilema (2003) -- The longest day (1997) -- The balance of Themis (1989) -- Borrowed place (1977) -- Borrowed time (1967)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9780802125880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2801378
  • (OCoLC)967097045
  • (OCoLC)ocn967097045
  • 2801378
Label
The borrowed, Chan Ho-Kei ; translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The truth between black and white (2013) -- The prisoner's dilema (2003) -- The longest day (1997) -- The balance of Themis (1989) -- Borrowed place (1977) -- Borrowed time (1967)
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic edition.
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9780802125880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2801378
  • (OCoLC)967097045
  • (OCoLC)ocn967097045
  • 2801378

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