The many daughters of Afong Moy : a novel

Title The many daughters of Afong Moy : a novel
Names Ford, Jamie.
Book Number DB109598
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "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." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Lim, Jennifer.
Kay, Cindy.
Naudus, Natalie.
Siu, Sura.
Zeller, Emily Woo.
Wu, Nancy.
Local Subject Family Story (Single Generation) - FST
Commercial Audio - COMAU
General Fiction - GFI
Audience Notes Group narration - GN
Unrated - Commercial Audio - UR
LC Subject Epic fiction
Magic realist fiction
Historical fiction
Mental illness - Fiction
Mothers and daughters - Fiction
Psychic trauma - Fiction
Women - Fiction
Historical fiction
Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Epic fiction
Magic realist fiction
Psychological Fiction
Domestic fiction
Language English
Released 2023
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