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American journalist Claire Raymond is caught in the undertow of China's emergence to regional dominance at the close of the 20th century.Foreign correspondent Claire Raymond finds herself uncomfortably sidelined at home on maternity leave. A neighbor's son, Petey, is found dead along the Midlevel district's May Road during the Christmas season only six months before the ofAmerican journalist Claire Raymond is caught in the undertow of China's emergence to regional dominance at the close of the 20th century.Foreign correspondent Claire Raymond finds herself uncomfortably sidelined at home on maternity leave. A neighbor's son, Petey, is found dead along the Midlevel district's May Road during the Christmas season only six months before the official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. A neurotic anxiety pervades the colonial middle-class and mixes with a mounting religious hysteria among the mistreated Filipina amahs, the housekeepers who slave for Chinese and colonial households. Claire fears for the safety of her own newborn, Caspar. The visit to Hong Kong of Xavier's ex-lover Fabienne adds to her tensions as she investigates Petey's suspicious death....

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ISBN : 11877380
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Number of Pages : 244 Pages
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  • Helene
    2019-02-19 03:52

    When I was much, much younger, I lived in Hong Kong and this is the first novel I've ever read that captures the various ways in which Filipina servants were (are?) mistreated by their employers. Having seen these hard-working women congregate by the hundreds every Sunday in Central (all women of course) because they had no money and nowhere else besides church to socialize on their one day off, I understand the kind of frustration and stresses Filipina maids suffer in their personal lives. It's interesting to read this wrapped into a mystery, which I truly enjoyed. Also another note; I recall something about a strange death in the family of a leading civil servant, so I think this author drew on accounts of those times rather closely.I'll go on to read the third Handover Mystery.

  • Joanna
    2019-02-19 09:11

    Quite unusual in its depiction of a certain time and place in Hong Kong as well as the abuse of Filipina domestics in the colonial context, continuing the "human rights-y" motif of the series.Should be read after "The Wardens of Punyu, Vol. I," because there's definitely a narrative arc linking these books. I'm definitely continuing on to Vol. III about Tibet.(For nerdy book collectors of mysteries, this book was originally published as a stand-alone entitled, "Left in the Care Of," and reviewed by Publisher's Weekly:http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0....)

  • Nan
    2019-02-09 04:16

    Things are progressing as the British prepare to hand Hong Kong over to China. Claire and Xavier have a new son and a new home. Much intrigue and twists and turns throughout.

  • Crissy
    2019-02-01 11:56

    loved it