Chan Hong had been on his own since the day he could remember. His father was a drunkard, his mother was a gambler and neither were ever around at home.
He learned everything from Uncle Seven while working at his small store, and spent his days hanging out with his friends, Eddie Ko and Tsang Adele. Chan's greatest wish was to become a police officer.
But a series of events, starting with his mother's suicide and his father's disappearance, saw him first being evicted from his house and then, with the sudden death of Uncle Seven, he was again made homeless, just before his eighteenth birthday.
With his friends Eddie and Tsang now studying in the U.S. it meant that Chan was more alone than he had ever been.
For the next five years, he survived on doing odd jobs and somehow picked up the pieces of his shattered life. At the age of twenty-five, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a police officer by joining the Hong Kong Police force.
But life had yet one more surprise for Chan, when Tsang Adele makes a sudden reappearance in his life again, complete with an unborn child and a shattered soul.
Where will this new twist take Chan? Does he have the devotion to his friend to make an incredible sacrifice?
A gentle reminder: It also chronicles Hong Kong's history since 1980-2014 on the first few paragraphs of each chapter, highlights about Chinese traditions, and is a tearjerker. Make sure you have a box of tissues ready at the side while reading this book!
TIM I GURUNG is an author working on 15th book based in Hong Kong, he writes on serious global and social issues, and only writes for his charity - ISSLCARE.