A Story told in letters
What's up. . .
In twenty letters written between Lily and her daughters, we catch up on the lives of the Quon family during one eventful summer.
- Lily and Albert are about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Their four children are hosting a party, and family and friends are flying in from around the world. With four such paragons, surely Mom and Dad will be able to hold their heads up high?
- As the youngest of the four, only son Ron is getting to spend a carefree summer, vacationing and ranching. Before shipping off to boarding school, can he knuckle down and get his license and finally learn some Chinese too?
- Youngest daughter – Jeannette (aka Jigi/Gigi or "G") – is paying her respects to Mom's hometown of Honolulu, nominally enrolled in summer school. Even with all the maternal relatives around to keep a watchful eye, is she having a bit too much fun, or will she be allowed to cap things off with a cruise home on the Lurline "love boat"?
- Middle sister Lil is graduating from USC. . . or is she? She's got a serious case of "puppy love", and what about all those young men stopping by her off-campus A.P.T.? Are they helping or hindering her scholarly progress, and how come none of them are Chinese?
- Meanwhile back in New York, between design studies and modeling assignments, Al the eldest also has a lot of fellows on a string. Is she ready to nominate one to enter the state of holy matrimony with her?