Every Drop Is a Man's Nightmare (Kobo eBook)

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A Debutiful “Best Debuts of the Year”
“Rich and wise, humming with confidence.” -New York Times Book Review

“A knockout. Eleven knockouts. One KO for every story.”-Elizabeth McCracken
Every Drop Is a Man's Nightmare is a frontrunner for Book of the Year.” -Debutiful

From major new storytelling talent Megan Kamalei Kakimoto**, a blazing, bodily, raucous journey through contemporary Hawaiian identity and womanhood.**

Megan Kamalei Kakimoto's wrenching and sensational debut story collection follows a cast of mixed native Hawaiian and Japanese women through a contemporary landscape thick with inherited wisdom and the ghosts of colonization. This is a Hawai'i where unruly sexuality and generational memory overflow the postcard image of paradise and the boundaries of the real, where the superstitions born of the islands take on the weight of truth.

A childhood encounter with a wild pua'a (pig) on the haunted Pali highway portends one young woman's fraught relationship with her pregnant body. An elderly widow begins seeing her deceased lover in a giant flower. A kanaka writer, mid-manuscript, feels her raw pages quaking and knocking in the briefcase.

Every Drop Is a Man's Nightmare is both a fierce love letter to Hawaiian identity and mythology, and a searing dispatch from an occupied territory threatening to erupt with violent secrets.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781639731176
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: August 28th, 2023