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Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport
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Jun 21, 2008

really liked it
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Conveys in rich context a pain and loss singular to the islands of the Pacific. The rape of a culture and the death of a way of life is made immediate and painfully real. At the same time, it honors the bloody mash of Pacific and Asian cultures unique to the Hawaiian Islands and the savage history of sugar plantations and the bond this has created amongst local people. A new culture exists, one laden with loss, but also a vibrant mix of people with strong traditions based on dozens of cultures.

The language is beautiful. The salt of the trades sang in my veins. If you are coming to the Pacific or live here, read the book.
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