From the award-winning author of the Eloia Born series, comes a new novella about identity, finding oneself in the midst of wandering spirits and young love in a Japanese port city...
Fourteen-year-old Annabelle's only friends are ghosts. To make matters worse, her Japanese birth father left her family two years ago and her mother has recently remarried an American sailor. Her already difficult life on the backstreets of 1980s Yokosuka, Japan has gotten a lot more complicated as she tries to navigate the complicated social strata between the Filipino, American and Japanese cultures on the small naval base. When a motherless boy drifts into her world, her life changes in unexpected ways. The shifting weight of the adult responsibilities she has shouldered for far too long makes her question if life with only her ghosts caring for her is enough?