Chapter One – Golden Tigers

Chapter One – Golden Tigers

Chapter One: Golden Tigers My sash read, “Golden Tiger.” I might have been amused in less terrifying circumstances. I stood frozen with Pierre, my fourteen-year-old schnauzer, in the doorway of the Century City Ballroom in Los Angeles, frightened of falling off my...
Chapter Two – Marbles

Chapter Two – Marbles

Chapter Two: Marbles Twenty-One Years Earlier Her mother, the officer said, was dead. The seven-year-old with dark braids tucked her chin against the sharp edge of her collarbone and cowered in the shadows of the darkened hallway behind her Aunt Louise. She watched...
Kintsugi

Kintsugi

Beautiful Scars Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object—part of its...