This story of May Chus escape from her arranged marriage to the United States, also involves an American, the current British Lord Chancellor, and an ex-CIA agent with Republican Party ties to George Bush, Sr., and now a prominent Washington lobbyist for Burma. For May Chus escape from her marriage into the Chung family and for divorce in Singapore, she needed more than a lawyershe was forced to wage guerilla warfare against a powerful family with business interests in the United States, including an IPO of X-10 Wireless, currently under registration with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
From its first paragraph, the book draws the reader into the ambiance of a cosmopolitan Asia never touched upon by any other book
John Harding was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has spent most of his adult life abroad including stays in Singapore (nine years), Saudi Arabia (nine years), and Italy (seven years). In Singapore, John was the only American expatriate in Singapores civil service. Johns writing DNA comes from his mother, Mary Chamberlin, author of two books, Dear Friends and Darling Romans, and The Palazzo, both published by Lippincott. Johns writing nurture comes from his stepmother, screenwriter Isobel Lennart, author of Funny Girl, and Please Dont Eat the Daisies. A fluent speaker of Italian, he is also working on a novel about American expatriates in the oil business, which takes place in Saudi Arabia and Italy.