Dreams, Symbols, and Synchronicity influence the lives of two men from different cultures.
The year is 1994 and California is in a recession. Michael Hamilton, formerly successful San Francisco advertising executive, has his world shattered when he gets laid off from work. To pull himself together and reinvent himself in middle age, he must overcome emotional obstacles and accept a broader, unconventional vision of reality. A secret mentor guides Michael through his troubles with handwritten fortunes.
Wu, the respected manager of the family-owned Good Fortune Chinese restaurant enjoys financial success. Once a loving husband and father, Wu is at odds with his aging father, Chow Lee Tong, the restaurant's bookkeeper and secret mentor who writes Michael's fortunes. Gradually, Wu neglects his wife and sons due to his non-stop attention to business. When he discovers what his father is doing, they argue bitterly.
The challenges Wu and Michael each face are like mirrored images of the Yin-Yang symbol—identical yet reversed. Good Fortune awaits them, but first they must discover happiness is less tied to outward goals than to inner awareness. Tong's gentle wisdom shows them the way.
You will love Tong's character and his life lessons in this charming, multicultural book.
"Her style is colorful, descriptive and brimming with well-researched, fascinating details that draw the reader in and make the book hard to put down"
"Her sensitive and realistic portrayal of the characters' thoughts and emotions makes Good Fortune a pleasure to read from start to finish. "
"I was captivated from the first chapter and unable to concentrate on much else until I had finished reading the book"
The setting of the 1994 California recession might as well be the current national state of affairs. There's something here for everyone.