Fated and Fateless (2020)

Fated and Fateless This is a tale of love corruption and greed set in a past era in colonial Hong Kong spanning four decades from the late s a period marked by patriarchal bigotry gender discrimination and Wester
  • Title: Fated and Fateless
  • Author: Alice Poon
  • ISBN: 9781495347184
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a tale of love, corruption and greed set in a past era in colonial Hong Kong, spanning four decades from the late 1940s a period marked by patriarchal bigotry, gender discrimination and Western ideals beginning to clash with Chinese conservatism Wendy, the self made corporate executive, has strong faith in free will and conscientious choices, but has a hard timeThis is a tale of love, corruption and greed set in a past era in colonial Hong Kong, spanning four decades from the late 1940s a period marked by patriarchal bigotry, gender discrimination and Western ideals beginning to clash with Chinese conservatism Wendy, the self made corporate executive, has strong faith in free will and conscientious choices, but has a hard time living up to her principles Diana, the spoiled and selfish daughter of a property tycoon, prefers to find refuge in superstition and self delusion Their lives cross each other in fiery episodes.In October 1987 when world stock markets crashed on Black Monday , Wendy and Diana finally come to a face off which ultimately leads to a shocking epiphany for both characters.
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    1. Alice is a GR friend and I have wanted to read her book for some time now I downloaded it the other day on the spur of the moment, and started reading, putting aside the 5 others I had already started and I kept reading until the end The book is heavily Hong Kong based in characters and surrounds and traditions and it s culture If I didn t live here, I may not have been able to keep up with the surnames and place names around Hong Kong But lucky for me, I know the likes of Ice House St, Wyndham [...]

    2. First I would like to say that Alice Poon is a GR friend of mine, but I paid full price for my copy of this book, and the opinions expressed here are completely my own.Hong Kong A vibrant, busy city, almost a world of its own High finance, real estate deals, high society life, a lot goes on in Hong Kong that most of us have no idea about In this book we meet Wendy Kwan and Diana Lee, both of whom are big players in the city s business world, and we follow their entwined lives as they each learn [...]

    3. I just finished reading Alice Poon s book that takes place in Hong Kong Years span from the 50 s to 80 s At the start we are introduced to Wendy who is living with her mother, grandmother, and alcoholic gambling father They are poor Wendy goes to work before finishing her studies in school to help bring in money She works hard You often can see her heart compassion and her love protection of her mother You don t see Wendy feeling sorry for herselfBut,She does have a friend named Diana Diana is t [...]

    4. REVIEW FATED AND FATELESS By ALICE POONThis book starts in Hong Kong where Wendy Kwan lives with her parents and her younger siblings, as well as her grandmother, all cramped together in a two bedroom flat Her father works, but spends his salary on booze and gambling, and goes into serious debt that her mother then tries to pay off Her mother glues paper bags for a living, at home They are relatively poor.Wendy starts at an all English school and goes on to high school She cannot stay in school [...]

    5. I was given a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review This was a pretty good read It is a story about fate, forgiveness, success, and about several friends who grew up in hong kong in the 60 s up to 1987 It was a good story about morals and finding love I would definitely recommend this to others.

    6. Fated and Fateless is a classic example of why I love to read.I love the fact that I can learn so much, especially concerning other cultures, through the thoughts of an author We had politics, Chinese cultures and details on social classes in the late 1900 s Anyone who knows me, knows that I really do not read historical fiction unless something really intrigues me It has to capture my attention and hit me with a really hard poignant story line.Fates and Fateless, you have entered my exclusive c [...]

    7. Hong Kong Blogger Big Lychee formerly Hemlock said this about Fated and Fateless in his blog post of January 23, 2014 Don t be fooled by the girly cover Set in the 1950s 80s era, it s judging by the first few chapters a tale of good versus evil, in which the rags to riches heroine works her way up into a position where she might be able to turn one of Hong Kong s notoriously greedy, cheating real estate empires into a force for social good, only to come up against a property tycoon s spoilt daug [...]

    8. Fated and Fateless is a tale of love and hatred, of the desire to break the social rules of traditional China, of ambitions and moral strength The author tells us a story about two women, beginning from their childhood and moving further on with their lives At first sight the plot may seem a bit banal, showing one upper class girl, Diana, who always gets what she wants without the need to stir a finger for it, and the lower class girl, Wendy, raised in a dysfunctional family, who s never relied [...]

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