From award-winning Hong Kong author Chan Ho-Kei, The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective whose profession spans fifty years of the territory’s historical past. A deductive powerhouse, Kwan turns into a legend within the power, nicknamed the Eye of Heaven” by his awe-struck colleagues. Divided into six sections informed in reverse chronological order every of which covers an essential case in Kwan’s profession and takes place at a pivotal second in Hong Kong historical past from the 1960s to the current day The Borrowed follows Kwan from his experiences in the course of the Leftist Riot in 1967, when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the battle between the HK Police and ICAC (Impartial Fee In opposition to Corruption) in 1977; the Tiananmen Sq. Bloodbath in 1989; to the Handover in 1997; and the current day of 2013, when Kwan is known as on to resolve his closing case, the homicide of a neighborhood billionaire, whereas Hong Kong more and more resembles a police state. Alongside the best way we meet Communist rioters, ultraviolent gangsters, stallholders on the metropolis’s many coated markets, pop singers enmeshed within the high-stakes equipment of star-making, and a folks at all times caught within the shifting steadiness of political energy, whether or not in London or Beijing all coalescing right into a dynamic portrait of this fascinating metropolis. Tracing a broad historic arc, The Borrowed reveals simply how intently every little thing is related, how historical past at all times repeats itself, and the way now we have come full circle to repeat the political upheaval and societal unrest of the previous. It's a gripping, brilliantly constructed novel from a proficient new voice.

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Raised up in The Inner City Projects Called FAIR FIELD COURT Located In The (HEART) City Of Richmond, Va by a single Black Woman who I call (MOM). How Hard Can That Be, I know you would probably guess that with ONE CHILD it wouldn't be so hard, BUT it wasn't, it was (MIGHTY HARD), To Raise A Young Boy
(ESPECIALLY ONE LIKE ME) to be a Grown Man a Father ? My Mother worked HARD you hear me. 2 jobs, one in the early morning and One in Late Evenings. I am being 1000000 with you when I say this, (NOT 100) most of the time when she left in the Morning for work, she never returned home until late evening, it was straight to the part time job from that Morning Job, just to provide for Herself and Me. You know some, Now that I am grown, or have grown up, I KNOW HOW HARD THAT WAS FOR HER. (THESE DAYS, THAT'S GOTTA BE EVEN HARDER, I WOULD BELIEVE. ) Some -things do change, but never MY MOM'S LOVE FOR ME. What did change was ME. I started growing up, became a father @ 20 (KINDA GOOD THOUGH RIGHT?), went through a lot of turmoil though, Dropped Out Of School. (TOOK MOM THROUGH HELL - YOU HERE ME!). and YES, I KNOW I DID... NOW. I end up GOING TO JAIL on her (MY MOM) a couple of times. Matter of Fact, to Keep it 1000000 That's all I did for small things though, like Driving. I end up having 4 more Kids, whom I love dearly, like any father would. NOW, My Mom works a part time job now (STILL ABOUT THAT MONEY) and she's Retired. BUT ONE THING, MOM don't only take care of HERSELF & Me now, BUT (MY KIDS) Her Grandkids. HEY, What can I say, SHE'S MY MOM. "Love you Mother".. and THANKS.. BUT Y'ALL STILL GOTTA REMEMBER, >>> (I AM A PRODUCT OF MY ENVIRONMENT) <<<



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