An Echo in the City


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$18.99  $17.66
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

K. X. Song is a diaspora writer with roots in Hong Kong and Shanghai. An Echo in the City is her debut novel. Visit her online at, or on Instagram @ksongwrites.


* "Lyrical and evocative ... A riveting and meaningful coming-of-age story."--Kirkus, starred review
"A gorgeous, stirring book; a stellar debut."--Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King
"An honest and searing portrait of the Hong Kong protests ... A story that will stay with me for a long time."--Axie Oh, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
"A luminous, unforgettable debut ... Read this; you'll walk away changed." --Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief
"The vibrant writing is saturated with the colors and sounds of the beating heart of Hong Kong-- and the quieter, internal search for belonging and identity. This wholehearted debut will challenge you and stay with you for a long time."--Alexandra Villasante, Lambda Literary award-winning author of The Grief Keeper
"A deeply powerful and poignant story about finding one's voice in the face of struggle and love in times of turmoil."--Susan Lee, author of Seoulmates
"A gripping story that leaves you contemplating what it means to take a stand on the things that matter."--XiXi Tian, author of This Place is Still Beautiful
"A poignant, riveting story of hope and love and what it means to be a part of your community... Absolutely phenomenal."--Zoulfa Katouh, author of As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
"An unflinching depiction of two teens living through a fraught period in history." --Publishers Weekly
"The novel succeeds in using the lens of young love in an undercover thriller to capture a significant historical moment ... [and] manages the difficult balancing act of exploring various characters' viewpoints on the China/Hong Kong political situation with nuance."--Horn Book
"Readers will be drawn in by the complex characters and relationships ... tense and riveting."--Booklist
"A heartstopping, nuanced, and important look at the cost--and the power--of revolution."--Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us In the Light