In this sequel to A Mansion on the Moon, Vivian Camacho; her father, Tino; and the Chamorro people struggle to rebuild their lives amid the devastation in postwar Guam. The Japanese occupation and the American battle to recapture the island shattered their homes and their way of life forever.
Philip Avery’s return brings happiness back into Vivian’s life. But before they can marry, they need a home. A secondhand Quonset hut becomes the place. After a wedding celebration in both Chamorro and American traditions, Vivian faces the daunting trip to New York and the judgement of Philip’s family.