Books: Hong Kong Affair

A MANY-SPLENDORED THING (366 pp.) — Han Suyin — Atlantic-Little, Brown ($3.75).

All Hong Kong knew about Han Suyin's love affair with Mark Elliott. They were inseparable, walking the streets of the city and the hills of the island at all hours, meeting openly at his hotel. They made no effort to keep the affair quiet, but in gossip-ridden Hong Kong it would not have helped much if they had. She was a well-known doctor, the Eurasian widow of a Chinese Nationalist general who had been killed fighting the Communists. He was a British newspaper correspondent. She had a small daughter. He...

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