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Narrated in a fearless voice full of bold hilarity and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy.

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Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of the critically acclaimed short-story collection House of Thieves. Her writing has appeared in Zoetrope, Best New American Voices 2006, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004. Hemmings grew up in Hawaii and lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.

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"Gripping and funny... A brave and intelligent novel" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Shockingly irreverent and funny while exerting that all-important emotional tug... A well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga" * Guardian *
"Kaui Hart Hemmings' assured touch and her fine grasp of the absurd ensures that this novel steers a deliciously scenic route between heartbreak and hilarity" * Daily Mail *
"An assured and subtle writer. The islands rise lush and untamed in the background" * Observer *
"A darkly funny debut...a sharp story of emotional and sexual awakening in idyllic Hawaii" * Metro *

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