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"...how suddenly, unexpectedly wondrous this place is, when seen through a stranger's eyes. How green and bright and sun-shiny in the winter light is this hillside, with its modest houses jammed full to bursting with people. The houses, the kids, the dogs, the cars-all tumbled too close together, for sure, but just as surely alive and kicking and not going away, not anytime soon. Hey, arrigato, Papakolea!"
In a novel that shatters the tourists’ rose-colored view of Hawaii as a paradise of beaches, mai tais, and friendly natives, Eli Davis introduces us to a real Hawaiian family, struggling, not merely to survive, but to thrive, in modern-day Honolulu. Set during the last days before Christmas, 2006, the story’s main character is really Papakolea, the Hawaiian Homestead community located in the hills above the city, where the Awong family has lived for generations. Here, with the Iraq War having taken away one son, and drugs and tragedy nearly claiming another, a strong matriarch struggles to hold the Awongs together. Race, cultural identity, Hawaii’s unique and tragic history, come together in this remarkable work.
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