A Good American
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A Good American : A Novel

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Penguin Books reintroduces the timeless story of the love affair between a British artist and a Chinese prostitute.

Robert is t he only resident of the Nam Kok hotel not renting his room by the hour when he meets Suzie at the bar. She becomes his muse and they fall in love. But even in Hong Kong, where many white expatriates have Chinese mistresses, their romance could jeopardize the things they each hold dear. Set in the mid-1950s, The World of Suzie Wong is a beautifully written time capsule of a novel. First published more than fifty years ago, it resonated with readers worldwide, inspiring a film starring William H olden, a ballet, and even a reggae song. Now readers can experience the romance of this groundbreaking story anew.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143120425
  • 9780143120421
  • 354,023

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"A thrilling, imaginative experience." - Washington Post & Times Herald
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About Richard Mason

Richard Mason (1919-1997) was a British author who learned Japanese during WWII and lived in Hong Kong after the war, where his experiences led him to write The World of Suzie Wong.
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735 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 26% (189)
4 43% (319)
3 23% (170)
2 6% (44)
1 2% (13)
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