The leftist riots in Hong Kong in 1967 are the backdrop for the last of Chan Ho-Kei’s six novellas in The Borrowed. Photo; SCMP
The leftist riots in Hong Kong in 1967 are the backdrop for the last of Chan Ho-Kei’s six novellas in The Borrowed. Photo; SCMP

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Book review: The Borrowed – Hong Kong crime novel’s six episodes tell a compelling story about city’s history

Simon Chan’s detective Kwan Chun-dok solves six murders against the backdrop of key events in Hong Kong’s recent history, from the 1967 riots to the handover and beyond

The leftist riots in Hong Kong in 1967 are the backdrop for the last of Chan Ho-Kei’s six novellas in The Borrowed. Photo; SCMP
The leftist riots in Hong Kong in 1967 are the backdrop for the last of Chan Ho-Kei’s six novellas in The Borrowed. Photo; SCMP
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