Passionate and profound, it offers us the story of generations of women who dared to go beyond the traditional confines of their known world and to make new lives as they discovered new ways of being. That the story is true makes this ingenious and beautiful work all the more compelling.
Jean Houston, author of A Mythic Life
A journey back in time, weaving the dreams and disappointments into the tapestry of her Asian emotional and cultural inheritance. Irene embraces her American life with frustration, fortitude, and rebellionemerging a dynamic, spiritually-centered, truly twenty-first century woman. A must-read.
Joan Kenley, author
A journey back in time, The Golden Mountain is the gripping story of four generations of Chinese women who live and die under the restrictions of their cultureexcept for one, the author. Her story tells of growing up in Hong Kong and of her transition to New York City where she struggled to meld the American dream with her ethnic background. Finally, at age fifty, she dares to move into the present and understand the true nature of dreams and what it means to live.
Spanning continents, generations, immigrations, cultural changes, and social movements, The Golden Mountain is the deeply inspiring tale of a woman claiming her power.
Irene Kai was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Royal College of Art in London. Formerly a professor at Penn State University, Irene has traveled extensively and now makes her home in Ashland, Oregon.
Anna Fields has found her true home behind the microphone after beginning her career on the stage in Washington, D.C. She has earnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards and won the coveted Audie Award in 2004.
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