Xu Xi's body of work witnesses her turbulent love affair with her home-city of Hong Kong. In this probing memoir, she unravels her recently finalised decision to leave the city for good. She critiques a Hong Kong that has, in her eyes, lost its way. And yet, it is only out of the city's enduring presence in her life, both in the form of memory and periodic homecomings, that she has carved out a personal and literary identity. Dear Hong Kongis a profound reflection on the life of Hong Kong, personified and interrogated by one of its most lucid writers.
"One of [Hong Kong]'s pioneering English authors." --CNN
Xu Xi is a novelist, short story writer and author of creative non-fiction based in Hong Kong and New York. She addresses issues of the Chinese family, diaspora and contemporary transnational life in her work. She has won an O. Henry Prize and has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.