Matt King has a lot to deal with. His wife Joanie is in a coma after a boating accident, his daughters seem beyond his reach, and he is the heir to a generous amount of land that he must make a decision about with other members of family. Set in Hawaii, the novel tackles family, ancestry, secrets, and resilience.
- “I run down the hall with my daughter, feeling like I;m in some other country. All around, people speak pidgin English and stare at the two of us like we’re crazy white fools, even though we’re Hawaiian. But we don’t look it, and we don’t count as true or real Hawaiians because we don’t talk right either” (18).
Here’s Kaui reading:
Oh yeah, and it’s a movie!