Format: B Format
Price: £ 7.99
Pages: 308 pp
"Magic realism in 1970s Hong Kong, with all the excitement of Michael Ende's 'Never-ending Story'. Recommended." - Time Out "An extraordinary jigsaw of words, an outstanding piece of literature boasting a magical element which brings to life an enthusiastic and super kid." - Asian Voice
The Locust Hunter
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A stunning debut, philosophical, heartwarming and ultimately beautiful.
Set in the humid and turbulent landscape of 1970s Hong Kong, this coming-of-age tale follows the journey of Sundabec and his five friends as they try to avenge the killing of his 200-year-old pet tortoise, Lord Baltimore. Their village is caught between British ideals and the teachings of Tao and Chinese customs. A touch of Bruce Lee, combined with ancient philosophy of the Orient, and an unlikely love story makes 'The Locust Hunter' a mystical and gripping read.