Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost

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By (author) Jamie Ford

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  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
  • Format: Hardback | 351 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 238mm x 36mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 10 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 074901458X
  • ISBN 13: 9780749014582
  • Sales rank: 1,067,288

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How could a mother forget? How could a mother leave her child behind? William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, has lived at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage for five long years. Ever since his mother's listless body was carried from their Chinatown apartment, William has been wondering what happened to her. So when, during a trip to the movie theatre, William glimpses an actress on the silver screen, he is immediately struck by her features. Because Willow Frost is many things - a singer, a dancer, a movie star - but most of all, William is convinced, she is his mother. Determined to find her, William attempts to confront the mysteries of his past and his connection to the exotic film star. But the story of Willow Frost is far more complicated than any Hollywood fantasy ...

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Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name "Ford". Jamie grew up in Seattle and now lives in Montana with his wife and children.

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'Mesmerising and evocative' Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants 'Very special' The Bookseller 'Entertaining and often illuminating' The Spectator 'Poignant, deeply moving' We Love This Book 'Awesomely good!' Books Monthly 'Recommended for all fiction collections' Library Journal