The Monkey King

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0119970623

David Yip begins a ten-part reading of Timothy Mo's novel set in postwar Hong Kong, about the changing fortunes of the ambitious Wallace Nolasco.

1: Wallace agrees to an arranged marriage.

0219970624

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

Wallace finds his treatment in the Poons' household unbearable and carefully plans his revenge (2/10).

0319970625

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

Wallace's resistance to the family's harsh treatment earns him Mr Poon's grudging respect and the surprising offer of a job (3/10).

0419970626

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

The new job exposes Wallace to bizarre friendships and well-managed corruption (4/10).

0519970627

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

In a remote village, trapped between Communist territory and British, Wallace and his wife must build a new life in exile from the Poons (5/10).

0619970630

David Yip reads Timothy Mo's novel, set in postwar Hong Kong, about the changing fortunes of the ambitious Wallace Nolasco.

Wallace is afraid that the villagers will blame him for a series of suspicious disasters (6/10).

0719970701

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

Wallace realises that the uneasy peace between the Communists and the British is in real danger of collapse (6/10).

0819970702

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

Wallace turns peacemaker when the villagers' long-time enemies declare war (8/10).

0919970703

By Timothy Mo, read by David Yip.

At last, Wallace and May Ling receive word that they can go home (9/10).

10 LAST19970704

David Yip reads the final part of Timothy Mo's story.

Wallace has money and power, but he is still uneasy.