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 kinfolk whose upward push and decline is riddled with secrets and techniques and tragic love—from a tender, robust new voice in fiction.

At the flip of the 19th century, Frank Leong, a fabulously filthy rich transport industrialist, strikes his relations from China to the island of Oahu. yet whatever 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 ideal fit, additionally punishes for errors in love, passing a harmful 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 relations attempt their hand at a brand new, usual lifestyles, vowing to bury their gilded previous. nonetheless, the island maintains to whisper—fragmented items of fact and chatter, till a letter arrives 20 years later, sporting a confession that shatters the relations even further.

Now the Leongs’ survival rests with younger Theresa, Frank Leong’s purely 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, stunning lies, poignant compromise, aching loss, heroic acts of sacrifice and, brilliant hope.

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