My City: a hongkong story
By Xi Xi
Translated by Eva Hung
1993, 2020 (reprint)
xvii + 180 pages
Hong Kong in the 1970s is a time of rapid economic growth, and more significantly, of growth in self-confidence and the forging of a local identity. In a disarming style that is uniquely her own, Xi Xi weaves a deceptively child-like narrative against the background of the political and social problems of this complex society.
Seldom has a writer captured the spirit of a generation with such apparent simplicity and ease.
'The very first to depict Hong Kong from a fresh... human and emotional point of view... a place to live, to work, and to have fun; and for some, there are not many places in the world that can replace Hong Kong.'
—World Literature Today