Year of Fire Dragons: An American Woman's Story of Coming of Age in Hong Kong

Year of Fire Dragons: An American Woman's Story of Coming of Age in Hong Kong

by Shannon Young

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Year of Fire Dragons: An American Woman's Story of Coming of Age in Hong Kong by Shannon Young

When 22-year-old Shannon follows her Eurasian boyfriend to his hometown of Hong Kong, she thinks their long distance romance is over. But a month later his company sends him to London. Shannon embarks on a wide-eyed newcomer's journey through Hong Kong—alone. The city enchants her, forcing her to question her plans. Soon, she will need to choose between her new life and the love that first brought her to Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789881376411
Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.61(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

American twenty-something Shannon Young writes a blog called A Kindle in Hong Kong and is an active member of the Women in Publishing Society. Originally from Arizona, she likes to travel and spy on other people's books on the train. She lives in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

1 Fire Dragon 9

2 Beginnings 16

3 A Room With a View 27

4 Lunch Adventures 36

5 Exploring Mong Kok 41

6 Culture Shock 49

7 Practice Teaching 53

8 Roots 58

9 Co-teaching 65

10 South Korea 70

11 New NETs 80

12 Canto Class 87

13 Night Life 92

14 Kowloon Poetry 97

15 Junk Trip 105

16 Storm Clouds 112

17 Figurines and Incense 117

18 Mystery 124

19 Christmas Dumplings 128

20 London Fog 134

21 Need a Tailor, Ma'am? 141

22 Lunch Adventures, Part 2 147

23 A Museum, A History 152

24 Year of the Rabbit 160

25 Arrival 170

26 Macanese Treasures 174

27 Town and Gown 181

28 Literary Festivities 190

29 Tea and Twenty-somethings 197

30 Sevens 204

31 Wedded 208

32 Full Circle 215

33 Taipei 222

34 Year's End 234

35 Limbo 241

Epilogue 246

Author's Note 247

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