A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.
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Peyton Harris’ sixteen year old life is turned inside out when a set of nude photos of her are texted, Snap Chatted, emailed and Tweeted to everyone she knows. She is ashamed and humiliated. It gets worse. The photos have been posted on a “revenge porn” website called exmyex.com. Peyton’s mother, Elaine, feeling protective of her child, gets involved and together they report the invasion of privacy to the police who are non-responsive. With no place left to turn, Elaine launches her own investigation into the owner of exmyex.com, Carl Cooke and plans the ultimate take down.
The story spans from 1965 to the early 1970s. Heavily pregnant Zhao Di, the unwanted second wife of an older man, was chased out by her husband’s family and forced to return to her own family. She gave birth to a pair of twins, Shun Fatt and Su-mei. As Su-mei had two moles on her face, which was said to be bad luck, she decided to give her up due to the pressure of wanting to build a better life for the rest of her family. Her father, under the advice of a match-maker, married her off to a coffee shop owner Xiao Qie, but after his unfortunate death, she was chased out the door with five young children to look after. With Zhao Di’s indomitable spirit, and with the help of her family, they went through adversities, witnessed the changes through the years, and accompanied every step of the nation`s growth in its early years.