Xu Xi has long been a crucial figure in Hong Kong literature, and her latest novel underscores her importance. Photo: Dale de la Rey

Book review: Hong Kong author Xu Xi explores shifting identities with her latest novel

An American Sinophile goes missing en route to Hong Kong, a simple plot device that Xu Xi uses as a catalyst for her metafictional reflections on the self in the age of globalisation. There are jokes too

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Xu Xi has long been a crucial figure in Hong Kong literature, and her latest novel underscores her importance. Photo: Dale de la Rey
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