North Shore, New Zealand: Penguin, 2008. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Small black octavo, 270 pages ; 20 cm. Extremely faint soiling to covers, else Near fine(+). Item #88284
Out of print. || Teenage boys -- China -- Fiction. || The north-eastern Chinese city of Dalian is home to orphaned teenager Hai Long. In the year of the SARS epidemic, he and his friends live out their urban existence, going to school, navigating the malls and watching American basketball and Michael Jordan. And then there is Uncle, whose shadowy occupation exerts an irresistible pull on Hai Long's life. Suggested level: secondary.
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