Publisher:Poisoned Pen Press, 2002Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Atkinson, Deborah TurrellDate:Created2002Summary:
An exciting new voice richly and suspensefully evokes modern and ancient Hawaii. When Storm Kayama walks into her lucrative Honolulu law firm one morning, she's shocked, and grieved, to find her adopted uncle at his desk, stiff and cold. Years before, Miles Hamasaki had fulfilled a promise to Storm's father and brought her to be raised with his own family. But, as questions surround Miles' death and her adopted family begins to close ranks, Storm suspects that he has been murdered. Heading to the Big Island for a weekend escape from escalating pressures, she narrowly escapes a terrible accident. Storm takes refuge in the home of her Aunt Maile, a traditional Hawaiian healer, and Uncle Keone, a paniolo on the huge Parker Ranch. There she encounters a legend from her youth and a family totem, or 'aumakua, which Aunt Maile promises will protect her. As Storm struggles to heal her own childhood wounds and bring justice to Hamasaki's killer, she also comes to grip with the rifts in her own life and culture. From the winding cane roads of Hamakua to the seedy side of Honolulu's Chinatown, with a deft juxtaposition of a bustling Honolulu against the island's legends and wild beauty, Atkinson reveals a Hawaii that few visitors ever see.Original Publisher: US, Poisoned Pen PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781615950072