New PDF release: Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian
By Mark Panek
"This ebook tells of private triumphs and screw ups, and in addition the triumphs and screw ups of households, groups, agencies, businesses, governments, and church buildings facing the a number of effects of ‘progress’ in modern Hawai‘i. there were heroes and villains in any respect levels—frequently, an identical participants and organizations are either while. the tale of Percy Kipapa is principally poignant simply because expert sumo gave him a special chance to go beyond Hawai‘i’s tradition of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug habit, which in any case all introduced him down besides. Mark Panek has performed a masterful activity of weaving those strands together."—Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai‘i kingdom senator
"Spanning the heritage of Waikane and the brutality of Japan’s nationwide game, vast Happiness is a remarkably formidable piece that hyperlinks one man’s homicide to the ice epidemic, land improvement, and political corruption in Hawai‘i. Mark Panek’s meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking tale, packed with voices that ring actual, is an indictment of a complete method that overwhelmed a gradual mammoth. whereas different Hawai‘i writers reside in ‘take me again to da kine’ nostalgia, Panek tells it love it rather is." —Chris McKinney, writer of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka.
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