Xu Xi's body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels her recently finalised decision to leave the city for good.
Xu Xi is a novelist, short story writer and author of creative non-fiction based in Hong Kong and New York. She addresses issues of the Chinese family, diaspora and contemporary transnational life in her work. She has won an O. Henry Prize and has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.
"Her transnational background gives her insights into the impact
that shifting geopolitics and intertwining cultures have on
individual lives." --Asia Literary Review
"Xu Xi is undoubtedly one of Hong Kong's foremost English language writers." --Cha Asian Literary Journal