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Happy (Half) Hour Meet-and-Greet

Jamie Ford

Warwick’s presents
Jamie Ford

Happy (Half) Hour Meet-and-Greet

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Happy (Half) Hour Meet-and-Greet
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Register on our Eventbrite page linked through the green "Register Here" button above to join the meet-and-greet - you can also reserve your copy of THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY for Jamie to autograph for you!

On Friday, August 5th from 3:30pm-4pm Warwick's will host Jamie Ford for an early Happy (Half) Hour Meet-and-Greet! The award-winning, international bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet will be at Warwick’s to sign copies of his new book, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, and to answer your questions! Stop by, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, and have a chat with this extraordinary author.

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug.

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

As Washington's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn't the only thing she's inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who's loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

 

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982158217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2022