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Every Drop Is a Man's Nightmare

by Megan Kamalei Kakimoto

Paperback £12.99
Published 7th September 2023
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A HAUNTING COLLECTION OF STORIES THAT WEAVES HAWAIIAN MYTHOLOGY WITH A RICH SENSE OF PLACE This wrenching and sensational debut story collection follows a cast of mixed native Hawaiian and Japanese women through a contemporary landscape thick with inherited wisdom and the ghosts of colonisation. This is a Hawai’i where unruly sexuality and generational memory overflow the postcard image of paradise and the boundaries of the real, where the superstitions born of the islands take on the weight of truth. A childhood encounter with a wild pua’a (pig) on the haunted Pali highway portends one young woman’s fraught relationship with her pregnant body. An elderly widow begins seeing her deceased lover in a giant flower. A kanaka writer, mid-manuscript, feels her raw pages quaking and knocking in the briefcase. Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare is both a fierce love letter to Hawaiian identity and mythology, and a searing dispatch from an occupied territory threatening to erupt with violent secrets.

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Every Drop Is a Man's Nightmare
by Megan Kamalei Kakimoto

ISBN
9781803510095

Publisher
Granta Publications Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 7, 2023

Dimensions
21.6cm x 13.5cm x 1.9cm