The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a masterful new novel from Jamie Ford, follows the generations of women who descend from Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America in 1834. The trauma Afong experiences courses through generations of the family’s women until the haunted but talented poet Dorothy Moy endeavors to help her five-year-old daughter by seeking an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma. This powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across generations is a heartfelt and triumphant testament to life. Ford is the great-grandson of Min Chung, a Nevada mining pioneer, who emigrated from China to the US in 1865 and adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was a two-year New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 35 languages.