Hong Kong — a teeming city where ritual, religion, the spirits of the dead and the spirit of enterprise meet, sometimes clash. For Reini it's a home that sometimes is strange, sometimes familiar, a place of contrasts — even her name: Reini to close friends, Kim to her colleagues. When she meets an Buddhist environmental activist, she finds Hong Kong's many contradictions come into sharp focus as her own past, her friendships and her work begin to knot, pull tight, threaten to unravel completely. A rich and astoundingly evocative debut novel, Red Affairs, White Affairs weaves a path through the mysteries of relationships and friendship, of commitment and compassion. Immersive and mesmerising, this is a novel as vivid as the extraordinary city that forms its backdrop.