Boy Hero

Michael Walsh
Boy Hero is the riveting tale of Mr. Hai Lee, a Taiwan mango grower who continues to be traumatized by experiences he had as a ten-year-old boy during World War II. A terrible secret from the war has been tormenting him even more since his wife recently died. She was the only one he trusted with the secret. Adding more difficulties to his life, Hai Lee's grandson Curtis, an orphan and a delinquent, arrives to live with him with psychological troubles of his own. Written in a lean and poetic style, Boy Hero also celebrates the love of the land and the healing powers of nature as this unique story crests toward a surprising and unforgettable ending. Its timeless themes are the struggle to come to terms with one's identity, the bondage of guilt, and the elusiveness of redemption.

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