'Hong Kong in 1996. Here, as the days tick away towards "the Handover" to China, two last-ditch Brits existing in a fusty time-warp - Betty Mullard from Balham, who has been in the colony for almost half a century, and Bunt (short for "Baby Bunting"), her 43-year-old son who still lives with her - become belatedly aware that their time is running out... Theroux's taut tale about this quivers with resonance, menace and suspense... The work of one of our most compulsive story-tellers on peak form.'
'A writer at the height of his powers... long after the book is finished, the taste of Hong Kong is vivid in the reader's mouth.'
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 05 / 1998
- 129 x 198mm