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Saga | Historical
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.
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
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—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 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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