The Memory of a Face

The Memory of a Face

A novel about loving and letting go Note: This book is available in English and Chinese. Synopsis 本書簡介 What is love? Is it the craving to be with him or is it the realization that you should let him go? Is it about telling him how he makes you feel or is it about suffering in silence? Is love a compromise? Can it be faked? Can love change over time? Can it last? Can it be forgotten? Diano lives in the past, hanging on to the memories of his lost love. Oliver is struggling to keep his turbulent relationship going. Andy has never loved anybody except his longtime boyfriend. Summer is waiting for her Prince Charming. Cute is looking for a boyfriend to support his education. Sky is not brave enough to stand up for his love. Thus begins their story. Set in Hong Kong and China, where the ultra-modern live in a traditional society and struggle to find love, the story shall resonate with anyone who has loved, lost somebody or had to let go. 愛情是什麼?是和他在一起的渴望,還是該讓他走的醒覺?是向他透露內心感受的坦誠,抑或是沉默地受苦?愛情是一種妥協?可以裝出來?愛情能隨時間而改變?可以永恒?可以被遺忘? Diano活在過去,沉溺在舊戀情的回憶中。Oliver努力保住一段波濤洶湧的關係。Andy 誰也沒愛過,除了他的多年男友。Summer正在等她的白馬王子。Q仔忙找男友供書教學。阿天沒勇氣捍衛自己的愛情。他們的故事,就這樣開始了。 以中港兩地為背景,超現尚一代活在傳統社會桎梏裡,努力尋覓愛情,本書會與曾相愛,失去或不得不放手的每一位產生共鳴。 Metadata Imprint: Signal 8 Press Publication date: February 08, 2011 (English) / September 20, 2014 (Chinese) Print edition: N/A Page count: N/A ISBN: 978-988-12197-4-9 (English) / 978-988-12197-8-7 (Chinese) Price (paper): N/A E-book formats: ePub, Kindle Word count: 93,120 (English) / 113,900 (Chinese) Price (e-book): US$2.99 Buy 买 English: Kindle: Amazon.com (US) , Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.de (Ger) Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & iBooks) version: iTunes (US) Nook version: Barnes & Noble Kobo ePUB: Smashwords 中文: Smashwords Blurbs “The characters are well drawn out. Das has told the story in a way that is unique, especially with the Hong Kong culture and language, and draws his characters with a fine hand. They become real very quickly and I found myself rooting for them from the beginning.” – Kate Cornwell (author of A Face Within) It has a very interesting plot, and some really intriguing characters.” – Hilary Chow “This book was a fabulous read. I loved how it moved me at the end and I love how the title fits this book perfectly.” – Jonas Saul, international bestselling author MrGayHongKong.com (Tongzhi Tsai Project) tcjm.org (Tongzhi Tsai Project) The Grist Mill Pink Season “…if you have left your heart even a tiny bit ajar for love to enter, you will enjoy this tale of finding love and through it something true about the identity of one’s self and of the object of one’s love.” – Nigel Collet (author of The Butcher of Amritsar and Firelight of a Different Colour) on Fridae OurTV.hk (14:30~17:40) Donations Proceeds from the sale of this book have gone towards Tongzhi Tsai, the campaign against homophobic bullying...

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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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Shanghai Dancing

Shanghai Dancing

Summary: After 40 years in Australia, Antonio Castro packs a bag and walks out of his old life forever. The victim of a restlessness he calls “Shanghai Dancing,” Antonio seeks to understand the source of his condition in his family’s wanderings. Reversing his parents’ own migration, Antonio heads back to their native Shanghai, where his world begins to fragment as his ancestry starts to flood into his present, and emissaries of glittering pre-war China, evangelical Liverpool and seventeenth-century Portugal merge into contemporary backdrops across Asia, Europe and Australia. A “fictional autobiography,” Shanghai Dancing is a dazzling meditation on identity, language and disorientation that combines photographs and written images in the style of W.G. Sebald. The Age has described the book as “an extraordinary polyglot mix of sources: Portuguese, Chinese, English, Jewish and Catholic, and a mysterious recessive black gene… told in Castro’s characteristically baroque prose, dense with its passion for language and serious wordplay.” The winner of some of Australia’s top literary prizes, Shanghai Dancing has been praised by its judges as “a work of major significance [that] challenges our expectations of storytelling… It is impressive as history, as fiction, as a book which stretches the literary form and which speaks to the universality of the human experience.” Price: USD 8.99, HKD 70.99 Author/Editor: Brian Castro Publisher: Giramondo Publishing ISBN: 978-988-15165-1-0 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Noble...

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