By age fourteen she was on her own, fleeing the communists, a waif living in the streets of Seoul, begging from American soldiers and stealing food. Then fate intervened: She was hit by a car driven by a prominent filmmaker. He mentored her into an acting career. By age nineteen, Park Soong Nan was the brightest star of Korean cinema. They called her “The Queen of Tears.”
Many years later, her three grown children are settled in Hawaii, and she comes to visit. Soong’s presence is catalytic, setting off smoldering jealousies, dormant longings, and the unending contest for primacy in her affection.
Chris McKinney is the author of The Tattoo and Bolohead Row. He is of Korean, Japanese, and Scottish descent. Born in Honolulu and raised in Kahaluu, he portrays the native Hawaiian experience from the inside, where children of mixed ethnicity… More about Chris Mckinney
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Published by Soho Press Apr 01, 2007| 314 Pages| 5-1/4 x 8| ISBN 9781569477939