A powerful debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream.
Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i. His work has appeared in The Best American Non-required Reading, McSweeney's and Mid-American Review, among others. He was selected as a 2015 Tin House Summer Scholar and 2015 Bread Loaf work-study scholar. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Bay Area of California. This is his first novel.