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The Resource This is paradise : stories, Kristiana Kahakauwila

This is paradise : stories, Kristiana Kahakauwila

Label
This is paradise : stories
Title
This is paradise
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Kristiana Kahakauwila
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A visceral, poignant, and elegantly gritty work of debut fiction set in Hawaii, in the vein of Junot Diaz's Drown and Danielle Evans's Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self This is the real Hawai'i: life is not the paradisical adventure that honeymooners or movie-goers see. Danger lurks on beautiful beaches, violence bubbles under the smooth surf, and characters come face to face with the inevitability of change and the need to define who they are against the forces of tradition and expectation. In these stories, a young woman decides to take revenge on the man who had her father murdered - only to find that her father wasn't who she thought he was. Three different groups of Hawaiian women observe and comment on the progress of an American tourist through one day and one night in Honolulu. And a young couple have an encounter with a stray dog that shakes their relationship to the core. Intimately tied to the Hawaiian Islands, This is Paradise explores the relationships among native Hawaiians, local citizens, and emigrants from (and to) the contiguous forty-eight states. There is tension between locals and tourists, between locals and the military men that populate their communities, between local Hawaiian girls who never leave, and those who do so for higher education and then return. Kahakauwila is a careful observer of her protagonists' actions - and, sometimes, their inaction. Her portrayal of people whose lives have lost their centre of gravity is acute, often heartbreaking, and suffused with a deeply felt empathy.With a contemporary edginess, a mature style, and a sense of history reverberating into the present, This is Paradise is an incredible debut"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahakauwila, Kristiana
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.A3455
LC item number
T48 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • Hawaii
Label
This is paradise : stories, Kristiana Kahakauwila
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is paradise -- Wanle -- The road to Hana -- Thirty-nine rules for making a Hawaiian funeral into a drinking game -- Portrait of a Good Father -- The old Paniolo way
Control code
ocn818293022
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780770436254
Lccn
2012040063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022523851
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818293022
  • (Sirsi) a1653499
  • (OCoLC)818293022
Label
This is paradise : stories, Kristiana Kahakauwila
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is paradise -- Wanle -- The road to Hana -- Thirty-nine rules for making a Hawaiian funeral into a drinking game -- Portrait of a Good Father -- The old Paniolo way
Control code
ocn818293022
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780770436254
Lccn
2012040063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022523851
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818293022
  • (Sirsi) a1653499
  • (OCoLC)818293022

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