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The Descendants (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

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ISBN13: 9780812982954
ISBN10: 0812982959
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Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne

Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state’s largest landowners. Matthew King’s daughters—Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict—are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. As Matt gathers his wife’s friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there’s one person who hasn’t been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie’s lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.

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About the Author

Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of the critically acclaimed short-story collection House of Thieves. Her work has been published in Zoetrope, Best American New Voices, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Hemmings grew up in Hawaii and lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.

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voilareader, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by voilareader)
Excellent, satisfying read. Unusually for me, I saw the movie and then read the novel. What I liked about the movie, the tone, the feeling, came straight from the book - excellent prose, great characters. I gave a bunch of copies of this book as Christmas gifts this year. A worthy novel to spend a few days reading this year!
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atmyapple, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by atmyapple)
Flawed characters are interesting but when they interact in unpredictable (yet believable!) ways in the unusual social environs of Hawaii I am riveted.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812982954
Author:
Hemmings, Kaui Hart
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Subject:
Family saga
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.69 in 0.5 lb

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