Interview with Ray Hecht on His New Novel "South China Morning Blues" | Speaking of China

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  1. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung November 13, 2015 at 8:54 am | | Reply

    This sounds like an interesting novel. I’m generally not a big novel reader, but the description here does capture my attention. I guess that will be a book to read before Christmas. I take that the book can be downloaded from amazon, right?

  2. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary November 13, 2015 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    I actually love the double meaning of the title because of the cover [blues referring to hardship and sadness and blues indicating the many shade of blue.]

    I agree with you, Jocelyn, that there are many different kinds of expats, and even though this book is a novel, it is easy to relate to.

    I just checked the Taiwanese website where I always buy my books from and it goes on sale in December.

    1. Ray
      Ray November 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm | | Reply

      I love the cover too, but I can’t take credit. Blacksmith Books hired graphic designer Catherine Tai and I am very impressed.

      Thanks so much for your interest!

  3. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen November 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm | | Reply

    An excellent interview. I’m reading “South China Morning Blues” now and enjoying it. I like having twelve points of view to give us a wide and honest perspective.

  4. Ray
    Ray November 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for the excellent questions, Jocelyn. Really gave me a lot to think about on the nature of writing and literature. You are an excellent interviewer, and I hope I am a decent interviewee 🙂

    Most of all, hope everyone enjoys the read…

  5. Timo
    Timo November 14, 2015 at 5:55 am | | Reply

    Looking forward to read the book once it arrives here.
    The cover is really great, something I havent seen for many years but this might be also fault to the genre I usually read!

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