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Diamond Head: A Novel
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Diamond
Head
is a sweeping debut from a young, powerful new voice in fiction that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and
decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love.

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Frank Leong,
a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the
island of Oahu. But something ancient follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting
them. The fabled red string of fate, the cord that binds intended
lovers, also punishes mistakes in love, passing a
destructive knot down the family line.

When Frank Leong is murdered, his family is thrown
into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch's shadow,
the surviving members of the Leong family try their hand at a new, ordinary
life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Still, the island continues to
whisper fragments of truth and chatter, until a letter arrives two
decades later carrying a shattering confession.

Now the Leongs' survival rests with young Theresa,
Frank Leong's only grandchild, eighteen and pregnant, the heir apparent to her
ancestors' punishing knots.

Told through the eyes of the Leong's secret-keeping
daughters and wives and spanning the Boxer Rebellion to Pearl Harbor to 1960s
Hawaii, Diamond Head is a
breathtakingly powerful tale of tragic love, shocking lies, poignant
compromise, aching loss, heroic acts of sacrifice, and miraculous hope.

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04/14/2015
Language:
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Cecily Wong. (2015). Diamond Head: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Cecily Wong. 2015. Diamond Head: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing.

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Cecily Wong, Diamond Head: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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Cecily Wong. Diamond Head: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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When Frank Leong is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch's shadow, the surviving members of the Leong family try their hand at a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Still, the island continues to whisper fragments of truth and chatter, until a letter arrives two decades later carrying a shattering confession.

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When Frank Leong is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch's shadow, the surviving members of the Leong family try their hand at a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Still, the island continues to whisper fragments of truth and chatter, until a letter arrives two decades later carrying a shattering confession.

Now the Leongs' survival rests with young Theresa, Frank Leong's only grandchild, eighteen and pregnant, the heir apparent to her ancestors' punishing knots.

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