You are invited to a New York book event: HONG KONG ON AIR
As the Hong Kong handover boom fizzles into the Asian economic bust, a young American couple’s marriage and careers tumble into a maze of television news, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. Come and meet totally globalized New York author Muhammad Cohen.
“In this irreverent comic novel, The World of Suzie Wong meets CNBC’s Squawk Box, and sweatshop lingerie proves a harsh mistress. Hong Kong On Air is a multicultural comedy of manners, a witty, gritty backstage look at intersecting worlds during extraordinary times that all can relate to, no matter where we live.” — Tracy Quan, author, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl
“… a truly hilarious satirical novel.” – Jewish Times Asia
“… reveals timeless truths about television news as seen from the hot seats on both sides of the camera.” – Lorraine Hahn, broadcast journalist
“Cohen’s tale about the chaos in the lives of players during Hong Kong’s handover brought back many memories to an old hat TV anchor like myself… it’s uncanny how much of my own dysfunctional life I saw in his prose.” – Bernard Lo, veteran television news presenter
Friday May 6th 2011, 6:30-8:00pm, at Book Culture, 536 West 112th Street (east of Broadway)