About the Book

On 1 st July 1997, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong to the Peoples Republic of China, marking the end of 150 years governance. Being Stripped Naked provides a window into the city during the to of the “Handover”

In 1995 Dave Mears arrives in Hong Kong, but he isn’t sure what he’s searching for in the bustling, vibrant city. He is greeted by sights and sounds that are a world apart from his hometown in the northeast of England. With the construction boom in full flow Dave is eager to take advantage of the opportunities presented to him as Hong Kong’s economy continues to soar. But he soon learns that while Hong Kong may be full of the wealthy and soon-to- be-wealthy, life is cheap. The accidental death of one of his coworkers at the construction site leaves Dave reeling…Read More

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What people are saying about this book

“Adam Peirs is dragging us into his life as an expat in Hong Kong, with a very personal narrative style, different from the ones we often come across, with the particularity of catching one strongly, making one “live” the mundane through and with him, via rich descriptions, sometimes slow rhythm.”

“Loved this book! Lots of detail, kept me hooked from beginning to end! Made me cry and laugh out loud!”

“Brilliant book, very hard to put down!”

“Excellent read! Highly recommended.”

“Loved reading this book, full of brilliant stories of being an Expat and humour that made me laugh.”

The Author

Adam Peirs received his bachelor’s degree in Building Engineering and Management in 1994. After several fruitless months searching for a role in the United Kingdom he jumped on a plane to Hong Kong. That was the start of his adventure that has offered him the honour and privilege to work, live and travel all over the world. His time as an expat has inspired him to write books about his adventures and the cultures he experienced.

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Publication Information

ISBN-10: 1535596597
ISBN-13: 978-1535596596
Paperback: 373 pages

Published: Sep 9, 2016
Available in: English

Edition: First Edition
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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