Description - Fortune Cookie by Bryce Courtenay
Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for an advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord.
With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman who, in league with the Wing brothers, lures her into the dark and dangerous international trade in sex workers and heroin trafficking involving the American CIA. Simon must save her at any cost.
Set against the wretched trade in drugs and human misery operating during the Vietnam War, Fortune Cookie is a compelling thriller, with a story of love against impossible odds at its heart.
'A multi-layered, cross-genre epic with tremendously broad appeal.' Sun-Herald
'This book is Mad Men in a cheongsam with a burgeoning advertising industry and Chinese culture mixed with a healthy dollop of romance, mystery and intrigue.' West Australian
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(236mm x 161mm x 50mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Author Biography - Bryce Courtenay
Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.
The Silver Moon- Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing is being published in November 2014.
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