Leaving the Heart Behind
Joan Foo Mahony
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Leaving The Heart Behind is a work of historical fiction, spanning the years 1936 to 1975 and set in a time of empire, war and peace; a tale of two families and two cities : Tokyo and George Town. The book is an insightful and illuminating social commentary on the halcyon days and chaotic events of an important historical period. A compelling and inspiring family saga of love, passion and betrayal with a strong cast of riveting characters : the beautiful concert pianist, Kimiko Koyama; her twin brother, the charming roué Mako who is a reluctant photographer/spy; the sensitive and noble Colonel Toshio Ishikawa whose passion for Kimiko knows no bounds; the cinema magnate Win-Sun Lim ; his cousin, the headstrong journalist and newspaper owner Harry Lim and the exotic, forthright, Eurasian beauty Mai De Silva.