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 Theater, where William glimpses an actress on the silver
screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is
convinced the movie star is his mother, Liu Song.
to find Willow and prove his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred
Heart with his friend Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle,
where they must not only survive but confront the mysteries of William’s past
and his connection to the exotic film star. The story of Willow Frost, however,
is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen. Download and start listening now!