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Author Washburn, Kawai Strong, 1980- author.

Title Sharks in the time of saviors / Kawai Strong Washburn.

Publication Info. New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
7 holds on first copy returned of 5 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  WASHBURN,KAW    In Cataloging
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  WASHBURN,KAW    In Cataloging
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC WASHBURN,K    In Transit +1 HOLD
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC WASHBURN,K    DUE 07-01-20
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC WASHBURN,K    DUE 07-01-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Santa Catalina Branch On Order.
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 376 pages ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation"-- Provided by publisher.
In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoas family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian godsa belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. But as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart: Nainoa, working now as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, struggles to fathom the full measure of his expanding abilities; further north in Washington, his older brother Dean hurtles into the world of elite college athletics, obsessed with wealth and fame; while in California, risk-obsessed younger sister Kaui navigates an unforgiving academic workload in an attempt to forge her independence from the familys legacy. When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaiiwith tragic consequencesthey are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.
Subject Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Mythology -- Fiction.
Sharks -- Fiction.
Animal heroes -- Fiction.
Hawaii -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Paranormal fiction.
ISBN 9780374272081 (hardcover)
0374272085 (hardcover)

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