P&P Live! : Kawai Strong Washburn - Sharks in the Time of Saviors, in conversation with Tommy Orange

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Deeply infused with the power and limits of both folklore and the American dream, Washburn’s magical and moving debut novel starts in 1995 Hawaii when a little boy, Nainoa, falls from a ship and a shiver of sharks returns him to safety. Marked thereafter as one favored by the gods, Nainoa develops special powers but is unable to save his Filipino Hawaiian family from economic failure when their sugarcane plantation fails; trying their luck on the mainland, he and his siblings find mixed success in Spokane, San Diego, and Portland. Washburn, born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i, vividly evokes the challenges of exile and diaspora through the lens of a rich family saga. Kawai Strong Washburn will be in conversation with Tommy Orange, author of There, There. 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374272081
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: MCD - March 3rd, 2020

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