Download e-book for iPad: Diamond Head: A Novel by Cecily Wong

By Cecily Wong

ISBN-10: 0062345435

ISBN-13: 9780062345431

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ISBN-13: 9780062345448

ISBN-10: 1483083438

ISBN-13: 9781483083438

A sweeping debut spanning from China to Hawaii that follows 4 generations of a filthy rich delivery relatives whose upward push and decline is riddled with secrets and techniques and tragic love—from a tender, strong new voice in fiction.

At the flip of the 19th century, Frank Leong, a fabulously prosperous transport industrialist, strikes his kinfolk from China to the island of Oahu. yet anything historical follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting them. the myth of the purple string of destiny, the wire that binds one meant cherished to her excellent fit, additionally punishes for errors in love, passing a damaging knot down the relations line.

When Frank Leong is murdered, his kinfolk is thrown right into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild of their patriarch’s shadow, the surviving individuals of the Leong family members try out their hand at a brand new, traditional existence, vowing to bury their gilded previous. nonetheless, the island keeps to whisper—fragmented items of fact and chatter, until eventually a letter arrives 20 years later, wearing a confession that shatters the relatives even further.

Now the Leongs’ survival rests with younger Theresa, Frank Leong’s in basic terms grandchild, eighteen and pregnant, the inheritor obvious to her ancestors’ punishing knots.

Told during the eyes of the Leong’s secret-keeping daughters and other halves and spanning The Boxer uprising to Pearl Harbor to Nineteen Sixties Hawaii, Diamond Head is a breathtakingly robust story of tragic love, stunning lies, poignant compromise, aching loss, heroic acts of sacrifice and, amazing hope.

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