Diamond Head: A Novel

Diamond Head: A Novel

Cecily Wong


A sweeping debut spanning from China to Hawaii that follows 4 generations of a prosperous transport family members whose upward thrust 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 delivery industrialist, strikes his relations from China to the island of Oahu. yet whatever old follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting them. the myth of the pink string of destiny, the wire that binds one meant loved to her ideal fit, additionally punishes for errors in love, passing a damaging knot down the relatives line.

When Frank Leong is murdered, his relations is thrown right into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild of their patriarch’s shadow, the surviving contributors of the Leong kin test their hand at a brand new, traditional lifestyles, vowing to bury their gilded earlier. nonetheless, the island keeps to whisper—fragmented items of fact and chatter, until eventually a letter arrives twenty years later, sporting a confession that shatters the kin even further.

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

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

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