Ship of Fates

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Ship of Fates is a coming-of-age tale that takes you into a Chinese immigrant community in the time of the Gold Rush. Two young women are forever changed through a series of events that are woven around an enchanting tale of a lighthouse keeper and a curse. The story comes to life throughout generations as the tale of thievery and gold perfectly aligns with the setting of the Gold Rush and the search for a new life. First, you’ll meet Annie, who came to America not knowing what to expect then she meets the charming Jack and everything changes. Then the story weaves in the journey of Juniper, who is thrown directly into the middle of the curse and finds herself in an unexpected place.

Caitlin Chung delivers a stunning read that is a literary treat, with lovely descriptions, and an intricate fairytale that brings the historical setting to life. The stories of these characters interconnect and unfold across generations. The writing is full of beautiful descriptions and metaphors which bring each of these journeys together. This lovely debut will appeal to those who enjoy historical reads, the Gold Rush, fairytales, and coming-of-age journeys. Ship of Fates is the journey of two girls who set out to discover more than gold.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Lanternfish Press
Publish Date 2020-04-21
ISBN 9781941360316 Buy this Book
Issue July 2020
Category Historical Fiction


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