Diamond Head

  • by Cecily Wong
  • Narrated by Nancy Wu, Samantha Chen, Angela Lin, Janet Song, Emily Woo Zeller
  • 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 19th 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, 18 and pregnant, the heir apparent to her ancestors' punishing knots.
Told through the eyes of the Leongs' 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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what an emotional roller coaster. there were times I was lost on who was who but I really enjoyed this book. from laughing to crying this book had me hooked!
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Great

Leaves you wanting more of the tale. I am very glad that I took a chance on this title.
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- RoamingGypsy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.