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by Kirby Wright (Goodreads Author)
Keoni didn't look like his parents. His mother was so white she'd blister hanging out the wash. His father's face was as red as a tomato. Keoni was a husky kid with a baby face and an olive complexion. If he spent time in the sun, he just got darker. Keoni could polish off a dozen malasadas in five minutes and Ben said that proved he had Portuguese blood. Keoni seemed more ...more
(first published April 13th 2010)
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Kirby Wright is an American writer best known for his coming of age island novel PUNAHOU BLUES and the epic novel MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, which is based on the life and times of Wright's paniolo grandmother. Both novels deal with the racial tensions between haoles (whites) and the indigenous Hawaiians, and illustrate the challenge for characters who, as the product of mixed-race marriages, must try to ...moreMore about Kirby Wright...