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Shark dialogues

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Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English


  • Women,
  • Fiction

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The saga of a Hawaiian family, beginning in 1834 with the meeting of a shipwrecked Yankee sailor and a runaway Tahitian princess. It traces the family"s fortunes all the way to the present, incorporating a great deal of history: whaling, labor unions, earthquakes and the Vietnam War. The author is of mixed Hawaiian and Anglo-American descent.

Edition Notes

StatementKiana Davenport
LC ClassificationsPS3554.A88 S5 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination492 p. ;
Number of Pages492
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24765690M
ISBN 100452274583
ISBN 109780452274587
LC Control Number95000737

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A giant, image-fevered, luxuriantly wordy saga of a Hawaiian family, focused on the powerful person of a ``life-giver, life-taker'' who encapsulates in her year history the harsh realities and saving myths of Hawaii's native peoples. Throughout, there burns a carefully trimmed flamelet of rage at what Davenport (Wild Spenders, , written as Diana Davenport) sees as the progressive.   Shark Dialogues is a spellbinding piece of literature. I would classify this as a must-read for anyone who has any interest in visiting Hawai’i, or anyone interested in long, epic sagas. I love long, sprawling stories that don’t rush to the end, so this book, this work of art, was something I truly enjoyed. Shark Dialogues Kiana Davenport, Author, Lee Goerner, Editor Scribner Book Company $22 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. House of Many Gods. Shark Dialogues is a great, sprawling, and difficult – nay, devastating – book. Reviewers and readers have described it as the “history of Hawaii, dominated by a powerhouse of a matriarch.” Indeed, such is a quick caricature of its structure and unfolding, but that's like describing the Pacific Ocean as “a huge, peaceful sea teeming /5(91).

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