The Mansion South of Maple Street. Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po


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“When you go out, meet with honourable people” ?????

A thirty-something Mediterranean woman moves to Hong Kong, where she is welcomed by the honourable community of residents of the traditional neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po. Through them, she discovers the true meaning of hope in an environment where imagination and the dreams of a better life have influenced the choices of the people of Hong Kong and their ancestors.

The Mansion South of Maple Street exposes the plurality of identities and the existential experiences that coexist in Hong Kong and which demonstrate the complexities of life as an immigrant.

Inspired by true events, this intimate novel reveals a Hong Kong that, like the protagonist herself, is trying to find itself. Through the voice of the narrator and the stories of the residents of Sham Shui Po, Iris Mir explores the value of questioning worlds and possibilities in order to invent and shape transgressive options for the future that stand as alternatives to a finite truth.