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Fortune Cookie

ISBN 9781552789889
REGISTERED: 11/13/17
UPDATED: 10/17/21
Fortune Cookie

Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for Samuel Oswald Wing, an advertising agency

  • Fortune Cookie available on December 04 2015 from Indigo for 34.95
  • ISBN bar code 9781552789889 ξ1 registered August 02 2015
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978155278988

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, the illegitimate daughter of a Japanese officer and a Chinese mother who abandoned her on the doorstep of a Catholic orphanage. With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman, who lures her into the dark and dangerous international trade in sex workers and heroin trafficking involving the American CIA. Set in a city rapidly growing-up in the aftermath of World War II and amidst the political landscape of the escalating Vietnam War, Fortune Cookie is at once a love story, a mystery of intrigue and adventure and a rollicking insight into the advertising game. With a nod to Courtenay''s career in advertising, Fortune Cookie is smart, funny, and masterful storytelling at its best.

    ^ Fortune Cookie Indigo. (revised Dec 2015)

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