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Independent Bookstore Day Virtual Event: A Conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn
April 19 @ 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Enjoy a conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors.
In his debut novel, Kawai Strong Washburn mixes hardscrabble Hawaiian reality with flights of wonder and the supernatural in a way that is wholly original. When seven-year-old Nainoa Flores is saved from the sea by sharks off the coast of the island of Hawaii, he begins to believe he has special powers. Is he the embodiment of ancient Gods, come to heal an ailing land and its people? Can he rescue his family from the threat of poverty, as the sugar industry collapses and his father loses his job? Nainoa’s journey—and those of his brother, Dean, and sister, Kaui—will take him far from home and back again in search of meaning, salvation, and a sense of belonging.