Songs of Willow Frost

Songs of Willow Frost

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William Eng 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. 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. But the story of Willow Frost is far more complicated than any Hollywood fantasy ...

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Product details

  • Paperback | 413 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 32mm | 280g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps (black and white)
  • 0749014687
  • 9780749014681
  • 81,576

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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 'A story that will engross the reader, it is absolutely compelling, with characterisation that will stun and a sense of place that evokes the sounds, the smells and at times, the despair of Seattle and its inhabitants during the harsh Depression years' Random Things Through My Letterbox

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About Jamie Ford

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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