When she was in third grade Denice Brown made a startling discovery – she was part Chinese. Despite her asking, her father refused to ever tell her anything about her Chinese ancestry or about his life before arriving in Canada. All Denice could ever discover was the rumor that her grandfather, Au Kim Lee, was one of the first Chinese immigrants in Newfoundland.
All her life Denice realized that something dramatic must have happened to her father back in China, something so fundamental he cut all ties with his Chinese family. Now, with the help of Ancestors in the Attic, Denice returns to her father’s homeland to discover what caused his silence and to see if she can uncover her Chinese connection.