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In November of 2013, I self-published a novella in front of a live audience at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong. The Art of Escalator Jumping was the runner-up in the Saphira Prize for unpublished writing.
Reviews of The Art of Escalator Jumping
“With use of vivid, dynamic imagery, Shannon Young has written a touching novel that explores the very core of fundamental human relationships. Her clever, innovative metaphors and similes excite the imagination, jump out of the narrative and breathe life into a refreshing story that evolves around the grand outdoor escalator in the heart of old Hong Kong.” – Elsie Sze, author of The Heart of the Buddha: A Novel
“The characters are rich and complex, yet sympathetic (well, almost all of them are sympathetic). And I loved the pace of this book: quick and concise, yet rich in local flavor and full of suspense. At the end I more or less guessed what would happen, but that didn’t matter because I still teared up. If you know Hong Kong, you’ll love this book. And if you’re new to Hong Kong or don’t know much about it, you’ll get a great feel for the city and what makes it special, including the Escalators and the people who traverse it every day.” – Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife
For reviews of my other works, see the book-specific pages!