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- Description<b>Elegant, brutal, and profound</b><b>this magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy.</b> In a stunning collection that anunces the arrival of an incredible talent, Kristiana Kahakauwila travels the islands of Hawai'i, making the fabled place her own. Exploring the deep tensions between local and tourist, tradition and expectation, facade and authentic self, <i>This Is Paradise</i> provides an unforgettable portrait of life as it s truly being lived on Maui, Oahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island. In the gut-punch of Wanle, a beautiful and tough young woman wants thing more than to follow in her father s footsteps as a legendary cockfighter. With striking versatility, the title story employs a chorus of voices the women of Waikiki to tell the tale of a young tourist drawn to the darker side of the city s nightlife. The Old Paniolo Way limns the difficult nature of legacy and inheritance when a patriarch tries to settle the affairs of his farm before his death. Exquisitely written and bursting with sharply observed detail, Kahakauwila s stories remind us of the powerful desire to belong, to put down roots, and to have a place to call home.
- Author Biography<b>KRISTIANA KAHAKAUWILA</b>, a native Hawaiian, was raised in Southern California. She earned a master's in fine arts from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Princeton University. She has worked as a writer and editor for <i>Wine Spectator</i>, <i>Cigar Aficionado</i>, and <i>Highlights for Children</i> magazines. She taught English at Chaminade University in Honolulu and is now an assistant professor of creative writing at Western Washington University.
- Author(s)Kristiana Kahakauwila
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication09/07/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Weight236 g
- Width138 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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