Heart of Glass
A pacy literary thriller set in the 1980s’ disco era
Li-an is a con artist and talented Chinese American musician in Chicago’s Chinatown. With accomplice Dallas, she drugs and robs rich guys in bars, but when Dallas is caught, Li-An wants to come clean.
She accepts a piano-playing job in Macau offered by Italian restaurant businessman Paolo, where she meets New York DJ Ben, her crush, her nemesis and a compulsive gambler in the Macau casinos. He says she’s being exploited. When he overhears that Paolo has left her all his assets, he starts to hatch a plot so they can cut a recording deal in New York.
But will it work? Will she ever escape?
- Poignant reflections on the issues of life as an immigrant in a big city
- Themes of music, crime noir and 1980s disco are intelligently interwoven throughout
- From Chicago’s Chinatown to Macau, this book is a real adventure