Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong Kong
by Paul Theroux
Set in the weeks leading up to the British handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese, English family, Bunt Mullard and his mother, Betty, are made an offer on their textile factory by a shady figure, Mr. Hung, who will stop at nothing to attain it. Secrets, lies, and betrayals keep Kowloon Tong moving at a delectable clip. Voted one of the best novels of the 1990s, the book’s satire of colonialism makes it an essential read.