Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Determined to find Willow, and prove his… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Rape, on-page
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Suicide, on-page
  • Attempted suicide recounted
  • Forced institutionalisation
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