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Shark Dialogues Spellbinding In Its Imagery And Ancient Myths, Shark Dialogues Is The Stunningly Sensual And Visionary Epic Of A Polynesian Hawaiian Family, A Story Of Daring, Passionate Women And Men, Their Losses And Triumphs, Their Comedies And Tragedies, Their Anguish And Joy Set Mainly In Contemporary Hawaii, It Is A Spectacular Odyssey Through Fire And Water, A Journey That Begins In The Nineteenth Century With The Fateful Meeting Of A Yankee Sailor And The Runaway Daughter Of A Tahitian Chief Sweeping From That Distant Past Into The Present Turbulent Decade, Kiana Davenport Has Woven An Astonishing, Compassionate Portrait Of Her People, One Of Personal And Political Complexities A Surreal And Provocative, Wise And Erotic Tale Of Villains And Dreamers, Of Stone Eaters And Queens, Of Revolutionaries, And Of Lepers And Healers Central To All Is The Matriarch Pono, A Statuesque, Pure Blooded Hawaiian, A Kahuna, Or Seer, Whose Past Is Shrouded In Mystery Pono S Love For Duke Kealoha A Man Hidden From The World, A Man His Daughters And Granddaughters Have Never Knownis One Of The Most Haunting Love Stories Of Our Time, A Love That Lasts Through Sixty Years, A Love So Profound She Dares Everything, Commits Every Conceivable Act For Him As The Novel Opens, Pono S Four Granddaughters Are Converging On Her Run Down Coffee Plantation On The Big Island, Summoned By Pono In Her Eighty Fourth Year United By Their Fear Of And Devotion To Pono, Each Woman Is Of Mixed Blood Parentage Ming Hawaiian Chinese, Is A Lover Of Art And Music, Who Suffers From Lupus Vanya Hawaiian Filipino, Is A Lawyer And A Fiery Political Activist Rachel Hawaiian Japanese, Is A Great Beauty, Obsessed With HerYakuza Husband JessHawaiian Caucasian, Is A Veterinarian, Whose Pale Skin Makes Her Inferior In Pono S Eyes Never Having Known Their True Genealogy Pono S Girls, As They Are Called, Have Led Tormented, Scattered Lives Now, Caught Up In Pono S Spell, Feeling A Sense Of Immi Il problema ENORME del libro sono i personaggi non si riesce ad entrare in sintonia con nessuno di loro se escludiamo il povero Duke, dai , non si prova empatia e soprattutto non mi venuto da fare il tifo per nessuno di loro, anzi Li avrei condannati tutti ad un destino infelice.Peccato, perch l ambientazione e la storia meritano tantissimo, mi hanno trasmesso tanta curiosit e strano voglia di visitare quei posti magnifici le prime duecento pagine poi sono bellissime, me le sono divorate in un baleno Poi arriva Pono la stronza, e tutta la magia sfuma via This book utterly defies categorization It begins with a brief introduction of four girl cousins winging their way back to Pono s coffee farm in the 1990s Then it jumps back in time and becomes historical fiction with a smattering of magical realism Hawaii s sad and painful past is covered, with special emphasis on the way lepers were treated through the decades But it s also a family saga following the generations of women in Pono s family, beginning with the unlikely pairing of a Tahitian princess and a one eyed white sailor in the 1830s Pono the dream teller is the character holding together the entire story She was born with mystical powers Many people fear her the way they would a kahuna Her life is bound by myth, legend, magic, and ancient herbal cures Tall, fierce, and exquisitely beautiful, she has endured a life of rejection and alienation Even her own family abandoned her as a child because they feared her strange powers She finds solace in the sea, communing with mano aumakua, her shark ancestors As she swims the depths with them she becomes part shark, growing the snout and the sandpaper like skin When she leaves the water she becomes fully human again The second half of the book abandons history and returns to the 1990s The four girl cousins have been summoned back to the Big Island by their grandmother Pono She shares with them the secrets she should have told them many years ago when they spent their girlhood summers with her The truth entirely alters their view of the family and their place in it In this second half there s also a touch of romance, some thriller moments, and a strong condemnation of colonialism the world over This portion of the book was less enjoyable reading than the first half, but the writing is masterful throughout The scope of the novel and depth of feeling warrants a five star rating, regardless of the disparity between the first and second halves. The first half of this novel is wonderful I could not get enough of it I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Tahitian runaway bride and the one eyed whaler and their life in pioneer Hawaii and their children I learned so much about Hawaii history Davenport has exceptional talent throwing in historical facts and details without losing the magic of an engrossing storyline I was overtaken with emotion many times A quarter thru the book, Pono is introduced and she proves to be a character the reader will both love and hate I found her becoming a shark a little strange and unbelievable and her behavior such as biting her daughter s face extremely repulsive, but her character is so strong and brave, I was bewitched by her The love she shares with Duke is so strong and powerful, a love that can truly endure all things However, the story started losing me when it began focusing on Rachel, Ming, Vanya, and Jess, Pono s granddaughters I found them dull and unlikeable with all their drug and sex addictions and basically, I found myself scanning thru the last half of the book to see what became of Pono and Duke. A great first novel about Hawaii, with specific political views I ve seen one criticism I agree strongly with one, the need for an editor the copy shown in the picture looks like a galley, there are rampant spelling mistakes and run on sentences A few times, characters travel the same routes and the drive is described almost identically twice Someone wrote that this book could have been 100 or 150 pages shorter and would have been much tighter and I agree.That said, it s a great adventure, women s story not chick lit , and it gives some real insight into Hawaii The auther has some very good literary instincts, wrapping around the marks Agent Orange left on the skin of one generation to those that leprosy left on the prior It made me want to read other Hawaiian authors for other views This is a very readable, multi generational story made special by the unique historical and cultural viewpoint.

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