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Ghost Girl, Banana by Wiz Wharton

This book kept me guessing. The novel has two timelines, both compelling. Lily and Sook-Yin are brilliantly portrayed and utterly believable. A heart-breaking story about courage, adversity, acceptance and love by a talented new author.

From the back

1966: Sook-Yin is exiled from Kowloon to London with orders to restore honour to her family. As she strives to fit into a world that does not understand her, she realizes that survival will mean carving out a destiny of her own.

1997: Sook-Yin's daughter Lily can barely remember the mother she lost as a small child. But when she is unexpectedly named in the will of a powerful Chinese stranger, she embarks on a secret pilgrimage to Hong Kong to discover the lost side of her identity and claim the reward. But she soon learns that the secrecy around her heritage has deep roots, and good fortune comes at a price.


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