Always Forever

Always Forever

From the depths of sorrow begins a journey of hope. 從悲傷深淵出發,展開希望之旅。   Note: This book is available in English and Chinese. Synopsis 本書簡介 The dream of a life together is shattered when AD finds himself attending Mikee’s funeral. He is overcome with grief. But Mikee’s brief appearance in his life was not by chance; it was to trigger a spiritual awakening. With help from Mikee’s family and friends, AD sets about piecing together Mikee’s story. As he begins to discover life’s lessons through Mikee’s eyes, AD finds himself falling in love with an entire nation. AD想和愛人雙宿雙棲的夢想隨着出席Mikee的葬禮被粉碎,他悲慟萬分。Mikee在他生命中的短暫出現並非偶然,它觸發了AD在靈性上的覺醒。在Mikee的家人和朋友的幫助下,AD開始重組拼湊真正的Mikee。透過Mikee雙眼發掘生命教誨的同時,AD亦愛上了菲律賓這個國家。 Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: May 23, 2012 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback (English only) Page count: 280 ISBN: 978-988-15542-8-4 (Paperback) / 978-988-12195-1-0 (English) / 978-988-12195-5-8 (Chinese) Price (paper): US$16.95 / HK$140 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle Word count: 61,180 (English) / 76,900 (Chinese) eISBN: 978-147-60374-2-4 (English on Amazon) Price (e-book): US$4.99 (English) / US$2.99 (Chinese) Buy 买 English: Kindle version: Amazon.com (US), Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.co.de (Ger), Amazon.co.jp (Japan) Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & iBooks) version: iTunes (US) Nook version: Barnes & Noble ePUB: Smashwords Paperback: Createspace, Amazon.com (US), Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.de (Ger), Barnes & Noble, Book Depository 中文: Smashwords Blurbs “A deeply personal and beautifully crafted memoir.” – Peter Moss (author of The Singing Tree) “More than a personal tribute, this is a story about love and loss. It is a story about soulmates and a promise that is kept, Always Forever.” – Dale Bacar (Photographer) “This is not a love story. This is a story about life written in the most honest way. In so many ways we have forgotten about the essence of living and dying.” – Natalie Tong “This book was a touching tribute to a young man who was loved by so many.” – Kate Cornwell (author of A Face Within) Gay Star News “People always say love knows no boundaries. But it’s only after AD’s heartfelt words that we truly believe the emotion transcends the distance even between life and death.” – TimeOut Hong Kong “The love that lasts forever, despite meeting up in a short period of time, has brought them to another level of spiritual levitation.” – Jackson’s Doctrine “Flamboyance is balanced with emotional turmoil…” – Dim Sum Magazine Kaosgl.com “It is the story of a family’s strength in grief and the belief that the spirit of those who are beloved to us never truly leave us behind but are merely awaiting our arrival in the where that lies beyond.” – The Novel Approach “This is no fairy tale love at first sight, but the speed of its progression is astonishing and yet strangely it appears to evolve quite...

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How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?

How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?

Synopsis In this collection, twenty-six women reveal the truth about expatriate life in modern East Asia through original works of memoir and creative non-fiction. Their experiences are varied and unique, demonstrating that expat women’s lives go far beyond the stereotypical. The writers hail from a dozen different countries and walks of life. Some are well-known; others are fresh voices adding nuance to the expat conversation. Through deeply personal accounts, they explore what they have learned about themselves and the world through their lives abroad. Together, they create a portrait of the modern expatriate experience that will both resonate and inspire. With contributions by… Shannon Dunlap Dorcas Cheng-Tozun Neha Mehta Jennifer S. Deayton Pamela Beere Briggs Kaitlin Solimine Jenna Lynn Cody Sharon Brown Suzanne Kamata Stephanie Han Eva Cohen Barbara Craven Michelle Borok Christine Tan Catherine Rose Torres Jocelyn Eikenburg India Harris Saffron Marchant Philippa Ramsden Nicola Chilton Edna Zhou Susan Blumberg-Kason Leza Lewitz Ember Swift Coco Richter Kathryn Hummel Shannon Young (editor) Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: June 10, 2014 Print edition: 5.5″ x 8.5″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 324 ISBN: 978-988-12195-2-7 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 97,000 eISBN: 978-988-12195-6-5 Price (e-book): US$9.99 Blurbs “How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit is an eclectic, soulful collection of stories by badass women who have adventured far out of their comfort zones. Full of candid observations about travel, language, food, self and other, it’s a book for anyone who has ever felt peripheral, upside down, culturally shocked or inspired. In other words, a book for all of us.” — Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, Repeat After Me, Big Girl Small, and Blind. “A unique and inspiring collection of voices that calls up all the wonder, fascination, challenges, disorientation, and delights faced by women expats throughout Asia. I was moved by the breadth of experiences included in this anthology at the same time that I fell in love with one thread running throughout: how the expatriate journey takes us away from ourselves and then ultimately delivers us back, richer, wiser, and even more aware of how our own identities fit within our wide, wide world.” — Tracy Slater, author of The Good Shufu: A Wife in Search of a Life Between East and West Buy Ebook: Amazon Smashwords Barnes & Noble Apple Paperback:  Amazon Barnes & Noble Flyer   To download the PDF version, click here.  ...

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Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing

Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing

Synopsis When Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing threw himself to his death from the terrace of Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 2003, he was the greatest star of his generation in the city. A performer loved for his character as much as for his magic as an entertainer, his death sent shock waves across Asia and amongst Asian populations around the world. Despite the fact that he was openly gay, he was adored, and remains adored, by multitudes in societies where his sexual orientation remains a little-discussed taboo. Firelight of a Different Colour traces Leslie’s story from birth in 1950s Hong Kong to his death during the city’s crippling SARS epidemic. Through initial struggles to gain a foothold in TV and the nascent world of Cantopop, he achieved final success as a megastar of music and the big screen and held that position for nearly two decades. At the forefront of almost all the cultural changes Hong Kong saw during his lifetime, Leslie came to embody the unique spirit of the city. No Western performer can boast so widespread an influence across so many arts. Firelight of a Different Colour commemorates a life that continues to amaze and inspire. Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: Feb. 25, 2014 Print edition: 5.5″ x 8.5″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 460 ISBN: 978-988-15542-6-0 Price (paper): US$19.95/HK$160 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 111,000 eISBN: 978-988-15542-0-8 Price (e-book): US$9.99 Blurbage Exhaustively researched and beautifully written, Nigel Collett’s book is a perfectly fitting tribute to an incredible talent who was lost too soon. Essential reading for any serious student of Asian cinema or queer cinema. — Matthew Hays, author, journalist and film studies professor, Concordia University Fridae Leslie Cheung 4 Vietnam Susan Blumberg-Kason TimeOutHK Amos Lassen Malcolm’s Round Table Huffington Post South China Morning Post Asian Review of Books LGBTQNation Asian Cha Asian Review, Volume 1 – Number 1, July 2014. – Selections from April-June 2014 Author bio Nigel Collett studied history at St Peter’s College, Oxford and biography at the University of Buckingham. After serving for twenty years in the British Army, a career that culminated in the command of 6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles, he founded the Gurkha International Group, which finds employment for Nepalese men and women, principally as crew for cruise lines. His publications include A Grammar, Phrase Book and Vocabulary of Baluchi (1984) and An English-Nepali-English Dictionary (1994). He is the author of The Butcher of Amritsar, a life of Brigadier Dyer, the perpetrator of the Amritsar massacre, published in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Buy E-books: Amazon Smashwords Paperback: Amazon Flyers                ...

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Tomorrow City

Tomorrow City

 Synopsis: After an armored car robbery goes horribly wrong and leaves four people dead, young ex-con Brendan Lavin flees New York City and attempts to start over again in Shanghai. But twelve years later, after opening a bakery under an assumed name and starting a family with a local woman, his former colleagues show up and force Brendan to assist in another armed robbery, of a wealthy diamond merchant. If he doesn’t cooperate, they’ll expose him and kill his family. Will Brendan help them pull it off and keep his new life intact? Or will his past bring him down, destroying everything else along with it? Tomorrow City is a riveting, literary crime novel that explores the theme of reinvention in Shanghai, the city that’s reinvented itself more than any other in the world over the past generation. Blurbage: A tight, tense crime novel about a stranger in a strange land trying to outrun the ghosts of his past. Kirk Kjeldsen’s Shanghai is a terrifically fresh and evocative setting, and the action jumps off the page. – Lou Berney, Edgar Award and Barry Award-nominated author of Whiplash River and Gutshot Straight Tomorrow City is a vicious little tale of men and violence and the sucking black hole of the past. A coiled and sleek throwback noir, best read in one shot. More please. – Elwood Reid, author of If I Don’t Six, Midnight Sun, and D.B. Tomorrow City unfolds with grace and power, building to a cinematic climax that reverberates long after you’ve finished reading. This is thriller writing at its finest. Kjeldsen is one to watch. – Carlo Bernard, screenwriter of The Great Raid, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and The Uninvited Kirk Kjeldsen has written a one-sitting novel with an ex-con protagonist you’ll eagerly follow across the globe as he tries to shake his past. Tomorrow City is as exciting as it is smart as it is heartbreaking. – Michael Kardos, author of The Three Day Affair Reviews Midwest Book Review Metadata Publication date: 8/27/2013 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 200 ISBN: 978-988-15542-1-5 Price (paper): US$15.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 40,000 eISBN: 978-988-15542-5-3 Price (e-book): US$6.99 Buy: Paperback: Amazon: Barnes & Noble Book Depository Booktopia Powell’s E-books: Kindle Omnilit.com Smashwords...

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The Unwalled City

The Unwalled City

Summary: Xu Xi, one of Hong Kong’s preeminent novelists, examines the lives of four of the city’s residents amid the tension and uncertainties leading up to the 1997 handover to China. Price: USD 5.99, HKD 46.99 Author/Editor: Xu Xi Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-19534-3-8 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Noble Omnilit.com...

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