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Makai (Bluestreak)
Makai - Bluestreak
Author: Kathleen Tyau
A Chinese-Hawaiian woman explores racial tension and cultural norms through passionate friendship and family tragedy. "Tyau writes graceful and nuanced prose, and she proves to be a perceptive observer of her character's shifting emotions. This novel does indeed resound sweetly." —Julie Gray, The New York Times Book Review
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ISBN-13: 9780807083451
ISBN-10: 0807083453
Publication Date: 9/20/2000
Pages: 296
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Beacon Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A story about Hawaii set in the not so long ago past. I grew up in Hawaii so I can vouch for the authenticity of the descriptions. The author, Tyau, does a great job setting up the story of Alice Lum, the Chinese-Hawaiian woman, whose friendship with a bold and beautiful woman is full of drama and tragedy. Someone should make this book into a film. It has the ingredients for an intriguing movie. The style of writing is a bit stream of consciousness so it takes some getting used to, but I enjoyed the book. It's highly recommended by me if you want to get a true sense of Hawaii and not just what you see in glossy travel brochures.