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The Durian Effect

The Durian Effect
 

In 1991, Richard Tong came home to a place he'd never been before. Hong Kong. With no money, no experience and absolutely no idea of what awaited, he embarked on a 10-year journey, exploring the alien corners of Asia and discovering the darkest regions of his soul. Acerbic, poign... read full description below.

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ISBN 9789889726317
Barcode 9789889726317
Published 24 August 2015 by O Group Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tong, MR Richard
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ISBN-13 9789889726317
ISBN-10 9889726319
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher O Group Ltd
Imprint O Group Ltd
Publication Date 24 August 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tong, MR Richard
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 356
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In 1991, Richard Tong came home to a place he'd never been before. Hong Kong. With no money, no experience and absolutely no idea of what awaited, he embarked on a 10-year journey, exploring the alien corners of Asia and discovering the darkest regions of his soul. Acerbic, poignant, witty. Raw like sushi, brutal like Bukowski and dry like the mouth of the Yangtze. The Durian Effect puts the odd in odyssey. It takes you swiftly to the edge of the great cultural divide... and throws you into the abyss.

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Author's Bio

Born in Australia, raised and reborn in China, Richard Tong is an award-winning, 25-year veteran of Asian advertising. His first novel, The Durian Effect, is a fictional memoir, loosely based on his virgin encounters with the Eastl. It quickly made its way into the pantheon of contemporary Asian literature. The sequel, Me & My Potato, took an equally candid look at the breeding and birthing of bi-cultural babies. In 2014, Tong launched a series of neo-noir thrillers. Bitch On Heat, is the first and has been critically acclaimed. Hailed alongside Clavell, le Carre, Ludlum and Mason as one of the all-time 10 best books set in Hong Kong. The sequel, Sayonara Bitch, was released in December 2015.

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