From award-winning author Paul Jaskunas comes a glimpse into the decadent, amoral world of the expats who make Hong Kong their playground.
Junior exec Ben thought working for a prestigious bank in Hong Kong would be a career-building adventure and an exotic change from his staid Long Island upbringing. In the complex splendor of Hong Kong, he finds himself in a position of extreme privilege—a position in which everything is seen as a commodity. When he and his colleagues take an outing on the South China Sea to escape the city smog, a sordid secret is revealed. Sickened, Ben questions what sort of man he has become in this glittering, seedy world where even human beings can be converted into currency.
Paul Jaskunas is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he teaches literature and creative writing. He is the author of the novel Hidden, a recipient of the Friends of American Writers Award. He lives in Maryland.