The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee. Set in present-day Hong Kong, The Expatriates follows the lives of three women. An unspeakable tragedy leaves twenty-something Mercy with a crippling personal inertia, and Margaret, a mother of three, numb and unable to heal. In the same small expatriate community, Hilary tries to distract herself from a marriage gone stale by providing piano lessons for a local orphan, only to find her actions openly criticized on an anonymous online forum.
"By now, whatever sense of normal scale there might have been had vanished. A collective madness had seized everyone. The drink, the black day, the claustrophobia had gone to their heads entirely." - The Honourable Schoolboy / Le Carre
Puyi, last Emperor of China, with his consort Wan Rong, last Empress of China, in Tianjin, China, ca. 1922
"Mr Grump" by Danielle "dee" Libine, Hong Kong // Mushu - our English Bulldog puppy - was only a few weeks old when he arrived in our family.My husband had gone to buy a hamster for our daughter because her's had died that day and she was very upset. When he walked into the shop, he saw this face and just couldn't leave wit... // Imagekind.com -- Buy stunning fine art prints, framed prints and canvas prints directly from independent working artists and photographers.