Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories is a witty collection of short stories of love, loss and life in the city. Photo: Felix Wong

Author Xu Xi’s farewell to Hong Kong is a mixed bag of emotions and human foibles, some comic and others more serious

Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories is a witty, emotionally complex set of short stories where Hong Kong plays a lead role and death and loss are never far away. All are told with Xu Xi’s characteristic lucidity and directness

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Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories is a witty collection of short stories of love, loss and life in the city. Photo: Felix Wong
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Richard Lord

Richard Lord

Richard is a Hong Kong-based freelance journalist who writes about a broad range of subjects, but with a focus on the arts and culture. He has been an editor at the Wall Street Journal, editorial director of Haymarket Publishing Asia and the editor of a weekly business magazine in his native UK. A graduate of Oxford University, he is also the author of a successful business book and a former stand-up comedian, the latter of which he wasn’t very good at.