Becky Chan’s life gets off to a rocky start. She is born into a poor family, with a ne’er-do-well father. But by 1967, she is the reigning queen of the Hong Kong film industry, and her life is frequently confused by her public with the roles that she plays, including the Goddess of Mercy. In the city, Communist factions are setting bombs and kidnapping people. In mainland China, itself in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, rival factions of the Communist Party are terrorizing the nation. In the midst of this turmoil, Becky Chan disappears.
Told from the point of view of an aging Canadian expatriate residing in the colony, Becky Chan is an absorbing and intriguing story that is entirely set in the Hong Kong film world. Woven into Becky’s life story, itself the stuff of a Mandarin movie, are the plots of several of her 190 films.
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It is 1967 and Becky Chan is queen of the Hong Kong film industry. Communist factions are threatening the city and rivals of the communist party terrorize China.About the Author:
Jared Mitchell is a journalist whose work has appeared in many publications, including Maclean's, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Ottawa Citizen, The Globe and Mail and Equinox. He taught at Hong Kong's Shue Yan College. His first novel, The Invincible, was published by Lester Publishing in 1995.
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Descrizione libro Dundurn, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11088924300X
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