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PRIZE-WINNING PACIFIC STORIES (SPECIAL EDITION, BOXED SET VOL I-III)
Bestselling Hawaiian author, Kiana Davenport, is pleased to offer her first three volumes of Prize-Winning Pacific stories in a boxed set. The stories are set in the Pacific Islands, from Hawaii to Tahiti and down to New Zealand and Australia, places where the author has traveled to or lived. Most of the stories have been included in the O.Henry Awards Prizes, the Pushcart ...more
Kindle Edition, 442 pages
Published December 25th 2012 by KIANA DAVENPORT
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Since reading Shark Dialogues, I always keep my eyes open for something new from Kiana Davenport. I don't know how I missed this collection os short stories, which is beyond excellent. The stories are engrossing, the characters developed in short order with depth and empathy, and the writing is crisp. Edgy, gorgeous, and often surprising, each story, when it ended, made me go back and read the beginning again; sometimes I read each story twice. This is a fantastic book.
Reading Davenport's prose is like diving down deep and then heading back to the surface, only you may not have enough air to get there. That feeling of being on the dangerous edge of something. Her descriptions are some of the best I've read in a long time.
KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama. Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing. On her mother's side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Isl ...more