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Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores characters like Aunty Pearl, a full-blooded Hawaiian as regal as the queens of old; cool Jack, from L.A., who starts a gang and dares Sonny to be brave enough, cruel enough, to join; mysterious Melanie, who steals his heart; and Deeps, the shark hunter.

But the most memorable character is the sea itself: inviting, unpredictable, deadly. Mendoza men are brave men, but Sonny's courage is of a different kind. Why can't he love and trust the water as the men of his family are meant to do?

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Eleven luminous stories follow Sonny Mendoza and his cousin Keo, young men who grow up in a Hawaiian fishing village, a world of dazzling beauty, powerful family ties, and vivid characters.

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Graham Salisbury is the author of several novels, among them the award-winning Lord of the Deep, Blue Skin of the Sea, and Under the Blood-Red Sun.

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4Him, February 15, 2012 (view all comments by 4Him)
The short novels in this book are an insiders look at growing up in Hawaii. Written so close to the characters, that you will feel that you are part of the families living on the Islands. The stories are sometimes hilarious, sad and just feel good. Written beautifully, as only someone can who has been raised in an exclusive culture.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440219057
Author:
Salisbury, Graham
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Hawaii Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
May 1994
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.84x4.14x.63 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
10-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Eleven luminous stories follow Sonny Mendoza and his cousin Keo, young men who grow up in a Hawaiian fishing village, a world of dazzling beauty, powerful family ties, and vivid characters.
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