This graphic memoir follows Eddie Ng's life, spanning 60 years, with settings in Hong Kong, Canada and Australia.
The story begins with the history of his clan, and then weaves through his childhood and early adulthood in the burgeoning post-war British colony of Hong Kong.
This memoir demonstrate Eddie's strength to rise above difficulty and his determination to make a life in the wider world.
Of Dancing Lights takes an in-depth look at Chinese culture in post-war British Hong Kong, referencing Chinese traditions and religious beliefs.
It is one of few books that describe Hong Kong immediately after the Second World War, explaining how people lived and why they chose to migrate away from the city.
Eddie also makes reference to modern China's global influence and explores how this has affected his life in Australia.
Of Dancing Lights offers a unique look at how the global role of China has changed so that the country has become a global influencer.
Written with rich descriptions and an irrepressible sense of humour, Of Dancing Lights will appeal to a wide range of readers.
It contains a unique perspective of post-war period in Hong Kong that historians will find fascinating.
The book also has a feel-good factor with Eddie's love of life and will be enjoyed by readers who enjoy a happy ending.