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- DescriptionIn this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two vels. The author has a master s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Praise for Islands at the End of the World A riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home. -- School Library Journal, Starred Aslan s debut hors Hawaii s unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered. -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Aslan s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home. -- School Library Journal, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyAustin Aslan was inspired to write his debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii. He earned a master s degree in tropical conservation biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. His research on rare Hawaiian plants located on the high slopes of Mauna Loa won him a pair of destroyed hiking boots, a tattered rain jacket, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He lives outside Tucson, Arizona, deep in the Sonoran Desert, where he pets scorpions and hugs saguaro cacti with his high-school-sweetheart wife and their two young children. Austin is pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of Arizona and thinking up new stories while conducting ecosystem resilience research atop the Peruvian Andes. He continues to write fiction and looks forward to the publication of this novel s sequel, The Girl at the Center of the World.
- Author(s)Austin Aslan
- PublisherWendy Lamb Books
- Date of Publication05/08/2014
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWendy Lamb Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight476 g
- Width147 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Paper over boards
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