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Lucky Come Hawaii: A Novel

Lucky Come Hawaii: A Novel (Paperback)

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In the opening chapter of this classic novel set in Hawai'i, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor has just reached rural Maui. Miscommunication, confusion, and rumors of war aggravate the already tense relations among the diverse immigrant communities, Native Hawaiians, and the American military. As told through the perspective of a poor Okinawan family, "Lucky Come Hawaii" vividly captures the emotions and trauma at this momentous turning point in Island history, which will change the fate of individuals, ways of life, and the land itself forever. First published in 1965 to national acclaim but long out of print, "Lucky Come Hawaii" is a tale of love, intrigue, humor, and Island families torn apart and reunited by the events of December 7th. The novel also anticipates the changes overtaking Hawai'i, from Territory to Statehood, from small towns to a militarized Pacific metropolis. "Lucky Come Hawaii" should be required reading for anyone who cares deeply about the untold stories of the Islands' multi-ethnic communities and the struggle of individuals to find a place and sense of identity in their American home.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press Publication Date: 15/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780824834487  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jon Shirota was born in Peahi, Maui, of parents who had emigrated from Okinawa. He was fourteen years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and, upon his discharge, decided to write. Accepted by the writer's colony where James Jones produced From Here to Eternity, he eventually finished Lucky Come Hawaii and saw it published in New York. In addition to two other novels, Shirota has written award-winning plays, with grants from the John F. Kennedy Center and other foundations, which have been produced in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in California.

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