Synopses & Reviews
New from the author of In the Cut, the luminous self-portrait of a childhood and adolescence in Hawaii. Susanna Moore cant remember the first time she saw the oceanit has been there for as long as she can remember. Moore was born in Hawaii and raised in a paradise of light and color, five days ship travel from the U.S. mainland. As a child she spent endless sun-speckled days in the shade of the palm trees with a bundle of books, the sound of the ocean and the calls of her brothers and sister drifting through the grove. In Light Years: A Girlhood in Hawaii, she weaves reminiscences of her childhood with some of her favorite pieces of literatureexcerpts from Robinson Crusoe, Moby Dick, Treasure Island, Kon-Tiki, To the Lighthouse, and many others. Although Moore now lives in New York, the sea remains her constant companion. Light Years marks her return to the island world where she walked to school barefoot and explored love as a young girl.