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!
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I think it’s seriously awesome how “human” Kaui seems. Seeing her in interviews and everything, she just appears to be so grateful for such an incredible opportunity and almost startled by her own accomplishments! I saw this interview the other day and thought it was adorable that she couldn’t even recall the designer she was wearing at the Writer’s Guild Awards. America could learn a lot more from a woman like this as opposed to the majority of people we see on Reality TV!