It is 1935. The fearsome Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa has erupted. And a prodigal son has just arrived home from the mainland in search of answers to family secrets. With tones of compassion and easy humor, Brian Nishii narrates the story of a hardworking, close-knit community of Japanese-American immigrants who came to Hawaii to work in the sugarcane fields. Narrator Natalie Naudus provides a breathless, longing voice to the "ghosts"--the characters and events of the past. Nishii and Naudus deftly pick up on the "island" inflections and sentence endings that make the dialogue in this historical novel so vibrant and unique. This audiobook is a sweet and authentic snapshot of Hawaii's immigrant labor culture before WWII. B.P. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780063014886 $26.99
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