This Is Paradise: Stories

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This Is Paradise: Stories

Elegant, brutal, and profoundthis magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy.
 
In a stunning collection that announces 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, façade and authentic self, This Is Paradise 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 nothing 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.

Specifications of This Is Paradise: Stories

GENERAL
AuthorKristiana Kahakauwila
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100770436250
ISBN-139780770436254
PublisherHogarth
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2013-07-09
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length5.4 inch.
Width0.62 inch.
Weight0.35 pounds.

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