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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Fortune Cookie
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'Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for Samuel Oswald Wing, an advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord, the illegitimate daughter of a Japanese officer and a Chinese mother who abandoned her on the doorstep of a Catholic orphanage. With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman, who, in league with the Wing brothers, lures her into the dark and dangerous international trade in sex workers and heroin trafficking involving the American CIA. Simon ... must save her at any cost. ... Fortune Cookie [is] a love story set against the wretched trade in drugs and human misery operating during the Vietnam War.' (Penguin website)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Robbee Minicola
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2010 .
      Extent: 592p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 15 November, 2010
      ISBN: 9780670074082

Works about this Work

Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
Adventures in the Exotic East Meredith Tate , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 February 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010-2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 December-1 January 2010-2011; (p. 20) The Age , 31 December-1 January 2010-2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast-Off R. A. Spratt , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Courtenay Counts the Cost of Cultural Capital Geordie Williamson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 December 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 December 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Julia Ross , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 November 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 5 December 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Courtenay Counts the Cost of Cultural Capital Geordie Williamson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 December 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010-2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 December-1 January 2010-2011; (p. 20) The Age , 31 December-1 January 2010-2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast-Off R. A. Spratt , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Adventures in the Exotic East Meredith Tate , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 February 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Fortune Cookie Bryce Courtenay , 2010 single work novel
Courtenay a Clever Cookie Sam Whiteley , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 November 2010; (p. 6-7)
Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
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