Main : fiction, Hawaii, Indigenous, lesbian
198 x 128 mm
Cowrie travels to Hawaii and as she circles the island in an old pick-up truck we discover the tokens of her heritage. Sensual and sexual language brings the earth to life, and Cowrie too as she tests the limits of her endurance and explores her erotic connection with the earth. Island life erupts through the descriptions and you can taste the tropical fruit, the fish cooked in banana leaves and coconut, and smell the sweet fresh ginger.
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‘The realism is magical. The reader is transported fluidly between physical, mythical, political, and emotional landscapes.’Australian Women’s Book Review
‘In this gentle, glowing story, dreams and myths are interwoven with sensuous descriptions of food, and the anguish and the celebration of love and sexuality.’Australian Book Review
‘This wonderful story will appeal to all lovers of fine women’s fiction.’Marlborough Express
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