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Hummingbirds Fly Backwards #2019

Hummingbirds Fly Backwards In Hong Kong in the s three twentysomethings search for love and learn that they must find themselves first Chow Jeoi is a lingerie saleswoman who is desperately in love with a married man She is

  • Title: Hummingbirds Fly Backwards
  • Author: Amy Cheung 張小嫻 Bonnie Huie
  • ISBN: 9781503935976
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hummingbirds Fly Backwards By Amy Cheung 張小嫻 Bonnie Huie, In Hong Kong in the 1990s, three twentysomethings search for love and learn that they must find themselves first.Chow Jeoi is a lingerie saleswoman who is desperately in love with a married man She is willing to wait for him, despite her own loneliness and her increasing uncertainty at the approach of her thirtieth birthday Fashion model Chui Yuk will do anything to suppIn Hong Kong in the 1990s, three twentysomethings search for love and learn that they must find themselves first.Chow Jeoi is a lingerie saleswoman who is desperately in love with a married man She is willing to wait for him, despite her own loneliness and her increasing uncertainty at the approach of her thirtieth birthday Fashion model Chui Yuk will do anything to support her boyfriend s dreams of being a writer, even risk her own career And law firm secretary Yau Ying feels lost within her relationship, which, after seven years, lacks passion Together these adventurous young women will navigate romance and betrayal, personal growth and independence, perseverance and disappointment And after every heartbreak, through laughter and tears, they will be there to lift one another up.A bittersweet portrait of love, loss, and the triumphs and pains of entering adulthood, Hummingbirds Fly Backwards speaks to a unique and timeless kind of love friendship.

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    1. As a note, an e galley of this novel was sent to me via Net Galley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not effect my opinions in any way.There was something entirely disappointing about Hummingbirds Fly Backwards sure, there was is solid writing, gorgeous cover art, a catchy title and opening sentence But there is something incredibly flat about the entire story itself constantly lacking something for me I can t quite pinpoint all that was wrong with it because it did hav [...]

    2. Adulteresses are always a bit of a conundrum for me You can t root for them unless circumstances allow and you can t discount them either And if their story is strong even if it feels wrong I ll always walk away satisfied.Chow Jeoi is one of those characters She s the other woman, and delusional and petulant as can be However, this story of love and loss was enjoyable in its unconventional telling I appreciated Chow s snide demeanor, but as the narrative went on her bitterness became too much to [...]

    3. Hummingbirds Fly Backwards by Amy Cheung is a emotional journey of a novel that is dramatic, insightful, sexist, introspective, narcissistic, and desirous of love and martyrdom This look into the lives of three Asian women and the men they have fallen in love with is well written and culturally insightful, but still, I had the overwhelming need to hire Rhonda Rousey to go out and bitch slap all three of these women If a woman can make a man think she s sexy without finding her vulgar, then the b [...]

    4. The Cover is great The beginning held promise, but fell flat The characters never really make you interested in any of them And writing was a bit mediocre.

    5. Disclaimer I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a complimentary e copy of this book This in no way affects my thoughts and opinions of this book, which are my own To be honest, I was first intrigued by the cover and premise of the book The premise seemed intriguing 3 modern women in 1990 s Hong Kong, and their relationship issues Unfortunately, the execution of the novel fell quite flat These characters were so unlikeable and also just kind of boring I found myself [...]

    6. The books starts with the rather catching sentences I ve always wanted to write a story whose protagonist a bra To me that looks like a very different and Interesting sounding start Sadly for me the story could not stand up the that, and felt a bit flat overall to me.There was just something missing that hooked me, in the writing, the characters and the overall story itself The characters missed actual characterization for me, the overall story for me had no point of actual plot to follow along [...]

    7. I ve always wanted to write a story whose protagonist was a bra The bra could narrate the than century long history of its own evolution So, it get off to a good start The first chapter introduces Chow Jeoi, the main character, who works at an up scale lingerie boutique How that establish not only the character, but the tone of the novel, it s very interesting and flows very well If I weren t so madly in love with this man, I d probably be a little happier Love is a kind of burden Then we re pr [...]

    8. This book has lot of romance and sad moments, but falls short of any adventure I could not bring myself to like this story because this book goes on and on about how these women let go of their self esteem and destroy themselves May be the author attempted to portray these women as forgiving and sacrificing I could not find adventure and independence either in the story or in these women Perhaps, the background that women are working is all that makes a reader want to think that the women are in [...]

    9. This is the story of a bunch of women living in Hong Kong on the cusp of turning 30 who all are in flawed relationships Chow Jeoi is in year five of an affair with a married man Chui Yuk s writer boyfriend is a loser who she supports financially Yau Ying has been dating a man for seven years who no longer seems interested in her.What a bunch of shallow, stupid people peppering this book The women are overly obsessed with bustlines, their own and other women s, and superficial attractiveness They [...]

    10. Amy Cheung is a very popular writer in Hong Kong This is the 2nd book that has been translated to English.My impression is very much that she s the Hong Kong equivalent of Candice Bushnell Chow Jeoi is the lead character and reminded me vividly of Carrie Especially of her neurotic insecurity about her relationships Her best friend, lingerie model, Chui, could be Samantha s doppleganger Later in the book, there is an addition to the group that is easily Charlotte Naurally, I expected that it woul [...]

    11. This book started with an interesting line, holding out much promise However, the story fell flat after that and was rather a disappointment A typical story about three women in the 1990s in Hongkong and their lives, the book focussed too much on their love lives They are all supposedly working and independent but not much is mentioned of the professional aspects of their lives Even when they meet, the topic of conversation veers off towards their love lives Each one of them obviously has self e [...]

    12. Thank you to Publishing and Netgalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis book is beautifully written It follows the story of Chow Jeoi, a lingerie saleswoman, who is in love and having an affair with a married man, and her two friends, Chui Yuk and Yau Ying, who are also somewhat unlucky in love When I read a quick summary of what this book was about, I didn t think I would be able to sympathise with the main character being the other woman , but Amy Cheung ma [...]

    13. An odd book It is a translation from Chinese, but doesn t have the smoothness of a book translated to read as an English book Took a bit to get used to The story is supposed to be about musings on romantic love, but only gets there if love only entails people treating each other badly and women sacrificing it all for cads It did leave me thinking, and I would have to say if you are looking for something different, this may be a good read And surprise, the title has a lot of meaning in the story. [...]

    14. Hong Kong chick lit This is a well written, in distinctive style, and quite entertaining, if not deep Set partially in a lingerie shop love the vignettes , it s the tale of two women and their men Chow Jeoi and her married lover Sam don t have the best relationship but it s the foundation of this quick read which has a twist at the end THanks to Netgalley for the ARC_ try this one for something different.

    15. A refreshing and fun read about three women in various relationship stages and circumstances Written with humor and honest emotion from the point of view of the Other woman The writing is tasteful, with an engaging story that is interesting without the use of vulgarity or sex gasp Really

    16. I received this engaging, touching novel as a giveaway The close friendship and loyalty between three women is beautifully illustrated as they support each other through life s ups and downs.

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