'Losing Plum Blossom' by Eleanor Morris Wu, a compelling novel of love, intrigue and war in the Far East.
In 'Losing Plum Blossom' a compelling novel of love, intrigue and war in the Far East, by Eleanor Morris Wu, published by BookBaby, Clarissa, a Vietnam war widow from Kansas travels to Taiwan the last place her husband was deployed before he was shot down over China. Depressed and lonely, Clarissa falls madly in love with the charismatic half Taiwanese, half Japanese doctor, Ahmed, who is treating her for a back ailment. Ahmed hopes to go to Japan to practice medicine and be reunited with the love of his life, Plum Blossom, but his hopes are problematical because of his half caste status in Japan and because his father had been Commandant of the POW camp in Taiwan during WWII and was later tried and incarcerated for war crimes in Japan after the war. Himself the victim of sexual abuse as a child, by Chinese soldiers who liberated Taiwan from the Japanese at the end of the warm Ahmed is unable to relate to women and rebuffs Clarissa's love, Lost in a vortex of unrequited love, Clarissa finds solace in the attentions of a glamorous American Intelligence agent living in Taiwan.
In 'Losing Plum Blossom'. the thrilling novel of unforgettable characters in the turmoil of East Asia after two lost American wars there, Morris Wu has produced the not to miss novel of East meets West for the post war generation.
Morris Wu herself, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and public schools, who earned a scholarship to Harvard College, and who has been living and working in Taiwan since 1989, is a noted expert on ancient China, Watch for her groundbreaking new book, 'Ancient Chinese Science and the Chinese I Ching and Their Relevance to Our World Today'. also published by BookBaby, will be out shortly on international web sites and in your favorite bookstore.