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During his five years at Seattle's Sacred Heart Orphanage, young William Eng has tightly clutched his few remaining memories of his mother. To celebrate his twelfth birthday, the nuns take him and a few friends to a local movie theatre. There on the silver screen, he sees an actress who seems to closely resemble the woman who left him behind. Determined to find her and retrieve his own past, he and a close friend escape from the orphanage. What they discover illuminates two lives of different generations. This new novel by the author of the popular debut Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet paints a many-colored entangled double portrait of a young boy and a woman. Easy to recommend.