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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250787316
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

The Hawaiian motto of “Ohana Over Everything” sums up this beautiful debut novel by Kawai Strong Washburn. This is a family that swims off the page into real life. As the son of Native Hawaiians from the Big Island myself, I often felt like the children of this novel. I understood Dean’s rebellion, I felt Kaui’s search for purpose, and I rooted wholeheartedly for Nanoa’s ambitious spirit to save the family. This is the Hawaiian novel I’ve long waited for.

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