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A Chinese boy William is left in a Seattle orphanage in the 1920s. In 1934, when he sees a poster advertising a variety show with a singer named Willow Frost, he believes it’s his mother. That begins his journey to discover who she is and why she left him. Jamie Ford tells another wonderful story about families; what ties them together and tears them apart. It’s a cruel tale of what society thought morally right for young women bearing children out of wedlock. In the course of this one readers will also be immersed in 1930s Seattle’s Chinese community, Prohibition, the Great Depression and the changing world of the music and movie industry when radios came to people’s homes and movies became ‘talkies.’
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Was put in an orphanage five years away after his mother passed away; takes a trip to the theater where he meets Willow and soon starts believing she is his mother; escapes from the orphanage determined to find Willow.