August 4, 2021 · 7:00 am
Gold Medal, Contemporary Fiction
2021 Global Book Awards (formerly New York City Book Awards)
Finalist, Multicultural Fiction
2021 International Book Awards
Content Rating: PG13 & M: There’s a suicide, reference to a past genocide, and reference to sex about to happen but no description of the sexual act.
After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference.
Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger’s journal at a café. Though he has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it, they don’t stop him. His decision changes his life forever.
Months later, they meet at a bookstore. Fascinated by his stories and adventurous spirit, Luna goes on a Peace Corps stint to a rural rice-growing village in Cambodia. There, she finds a world steeped in ancient culture and the lasting ravages of a deadly history. Will she leave this world unscathed?
An epistolary tale of courage, resilience, and the bonds that bring diverse people together.
Meet the Author:
Evy Journey writes. Stories and blog posts. Novels that tend to cross genres. She’s also a wannabe artist and a flâneuse. Evy studied psychology (Ph.D. University of Illinois) so she spins tales about nuanced characters dealing with the problems and issues of contemporary life. She believes in love and its many faces. Though she has traveled to many places, she has one ungranted wish: To live in Paris where art is everywhere and people have honed aimless roaming to an art form. She visits and stays a few months.
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Tagged as adventure, architect, Asian literature, bookstore, California, Cambodia, Contemporary Multicultural Fiction, Cultural Heritage Fiction, Hawaii, history, Peace Corps, showcase, suicide, travel, Women's Literary Fiction