Tiger Autumn

Tiger Autumn

by Jan Pearson


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In October 1964, as Pearl Green approaches her twentieth birthday in a Hong Kong where the sixties are rocking, China is about to enter the global arms race by detonating the country's first nuclear device. The air is thick with intrigue and the anticipation of trouble, which breaks out when leading nuclear scientist Dr Lin Dei - ordered to return to Beijing after destroying his research results - murders his supervisor and flees, taking his valuable research papers with him.

The reader meets again several of the characters from Red Bird Summer, witnesses further terrible events in Kowloon Walled City, and sees the Hei Ling Chau Island leper colony become both a haven from pursuit and a place to repent past crime.

"Tiger Autumn is ... one of the best Hong Kong novels in years... Pearson has remembered that fiction is entertainment as much as art, and she is certainly a name to watch."
-- William Wadsworth, Sunday Morning Post, 24 May 2015.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514143100
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2015
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Although JAN PEARSON draws material for her books from her memories of living in Hong Kong during the 1960s, she has lived in Australia for most of her adult life and these days enjoys rural living on the scenically beautiful Far North Coast of New South Wales in Australia.

With an initial background in earth sciences and a twenty-year career in various policy roles, Jan has now turned to writing, drawing from her imagination, memory and life experiences. Like Red Bird Summer, Tiger Autumn focuses on her beloved Hong Kong. Each book won a Publication Prize in successive years in the competition for the international Proverse Prize.

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