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In this epic, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, sweeping past springs to life, Kiana Davenport, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, passionate tale of love and survival, tragedy and triumph, survival and transcendence. In spellbinding, sensual prose, Song of the Exile follows the fortunes of the Meahuna family--and the odyssey of one resilient man searching for his soul mate after she is torn from his side by the forces of war. From the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood, this mesmerizing story presents a cast of richly imagined characters who rise up magnificent and forceful, redeemed by the spiritual power and the awesome beauty of their islands.

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In this epic, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, sweeping past springs to life, Kiana Davenport, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, passionate tale of love and survival, tragedy and triumph, survival and transcendence. In spellbinding, sensual prose, Song of the Exile follows the fortunes of the Meahuna family--and the odyssey of one resilient man searching for his soul mate after she is torn from his side by the forces of war. From the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood, this mesmerizing story presents a cast of richly imagined characters who rise up magnificent and forceful, redeemed by the spiritual power and the awesome beauty of their islands.

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Kiana Davenport was born and raised in Kalihi, Hawaii. Author of the critically acclaimed novel Shark Dialogues, she has been a Fiction Fellow at Radcliffe's Bunting Institute and the recipient of a Fiction Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Boston and Hawaii.

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AstraeaBeauty, May 25, 2008 (view all comments by AstraeaBeauty)
The Author's second book, a brilliant masterpiece spanning countries and generations. Davenport's first novel, the characters feel real and fresh. Written from the heart Davenport displays superb prose and takes us on a journey through the history of Hawaii and WWII. Love is the central theme of this spellbinding novel, and its affect as both a negative force and a powerful influence are fascinating. I'm eagerly awaiting to see what this Author next comes out with.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345434944
Author:
Davenport, Kiana
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Hawaiians
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
106-328
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.15x5.53x.89 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this epic, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, sweeping past springs to life, Kiana Davenport, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, passionate tale of love and survival, tragedy and triumph, survival and transcendence. In spellbinding, sensual prose, Song of the Exile follows the fortunes of the Meahuna family--and the odyssey of one resilient man searching for his soul mate after she is torn from his side by the forces of war. From the turbulent years of World War II through Hawaii's complex journey to statehood, this mesmerizing story presents a cast of richly imagined characters who rise up magnificent and forceful, redeemed by the spiritual power and the awesome beauty of their islands.
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