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Diamond Head : a novel
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
312 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Inglewood - Adult Fiction
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Description

A sweeping debut, crossing from China to Hawaii, that follows three generations of a wealthy dynasty whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love--from a young, powerful new voice in fiction

Frank Leong, a prominent shipping industrialist and head of the celebrated Leong family, brings his loved ones from China to Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century, abandoning his interests at the port of Tsingtao when the Japanese invade. But something ancient follows the Leongs to the islands, haunting them--the parable of the red string of fate. According to Chinese legend, the red string binds one to her intended beloved, but also punishes for mistakes in love, twisting any misstep into a destructive knot that passes down through generations.

When Frank Leong is murdered on Oahu, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Left to rebuild in their patriarch's shadow, the surviving Leongs attempt a new, ordinary life, vowing to bury their gilded past. Still, the island continues to whisper--fragmented pieces of truth and chatter--until a letter arrives two decades later, carrying a confession that shatters the family even further.

Now the Leongs' survival rests with young Theresa, Frank's only grandchild. Eighteen and pregnant, Theresa holds the answers to her family's mysteries and is left to carry the burden of their mistakes. On the day of her father's funeral, as the Leongs gather to mourn the loss of their firstborn son, Theresa must decide what stories to tell, with whom to side, and which knots will endure for another generation.

Told through the eyes of the Leongs' secret-keeping daughters and wives--and spanning the Boxer Rebellion, Pearl Harbor, and 1960s Hawaii-- Diamond Head is an exploration of whether there's such a thing as a legacy of the heart. Passionate and devastating, it is a story filled with love, lies, loss, and--most astounding of all--hope.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062345431, 0062345435

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A sweeping debut spanning from China to Hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love--from a young, powerful new voice in fiction.
Description
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 parable of the red string of fate, the cord that binds one intended beloved to her perfect match, also punishes for mistakes in love, passing a destructive knot down the family line.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wong, C. (2015). Diamond Head: a novel. First edition. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wong, Cecily. 2015. Diamond Head: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wong, Cecily, Diamond Head: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wong, Cecily. Diamond Head: A Novel. First edition. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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