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When Strange Gods Call

By Pam Chun
2004, 283 pages, paperback.
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Twelve years ago, Miki Ai'Lee walked away from her traditional Chinese heritage, leaving her native Hawai'i behind. Now thirty and unmarried, Miki is a respected art history professor on the mainland. But when her grandmother's illness draws her back to Hawai'i, Miki realizes she has been gone too long. Her first love, Alex, bears scars that he is unwilling to explain, and her grandmother is ready to share their family's darkest secret, if only Miki will listen.

When the old world of tradition and new world of opportunity collide - forcing Miki to choose between the man she loves and the heritage that holds her - she finds that the iron-clad whispers of tradition are once again at odds with her own desires.

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"A haunted Hawaii, lush with passions of the past, culture clash, stormy spirits….The writing is lyrical, like a Hawaiian melody, the sense of place makes me ache for the islands, and the mystical love story is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, blessed by the gods."
- Penny Warner, author of Silence is Golden

"Chun makes the reader experience every exotic aspect of Hawai'i in this beautifully told story."
- Louise B. Snead, Publisher and Editor, Affaire de Coeur: Reviews and Previews for the Romantic Reader and Writer

"One is deluged with the fragrance of Hawaiian flowers and the tantalizing smells from the luau in the riveting love story, a timeless classic of opposing families, between East and West."
- Terese Tse Bartholomew, international author and curator of Himalayan Art and Chinese Decorative Arts, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

"Pam Chun writes lovingly of Hawai'i - a land of beauty and tradition, where the scent of plumeria fills each page and a love once lost can be found again."
- Gail Tsukiyama, author of Woman of the Silk, The Samurai's Garden, Night of Many Dreams, The Language of Threads, and Dreaming Water

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Background on Pam Chun

Pam Chun was born and raised in Hawai'i. She attended Punahou Academy and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Her first novel. The Money Dragon, was named one of 2002's Best Books of Hawai'i and received an award for excellence in the 2003 "Ka Palapala Po'okela" book awards. She has one son. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, TransPac sailor Fred J. Joyce III.

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