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According to Chinese legend, an invisible string binds each person to their true love, but it also punishes for mistakes, knotting the string and passing its repercussions through future generations. Building off of her own heritage, debut novelist Wong follows an illustrious shipping family through three generations— from rich to poor, life to death, loss to hope—all set against the lush backdrop of China and Hawaii.

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