Why is he so cold
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First of all, Moon Orchid's husband has no idea that she has come to the United States; her presence is a total shock to him, and her appearance at his office isn't planned. When she couldn't get into see him at his office, her nephew runs to tell him there's an emergency outside...... he doesn't even recognize his wife, wants nothing to do with her, and says, “It’s a mistake for you to be here. You can’t belong. You don’t have the hardness for this country. I have a new life.”
His new family doesn't know about Moon Orchid, and her husband obviously intends to keep her existence a secret.