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ISBN: 0385418884 / ISBN-13: 9780385418881

Talking to the Dead

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Recalls village life in Hawaii before the onset of tourism and development.

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  • Talking to the Dead (Anchor Books) – Trade paperback (1998)
    by Sylvia Watanabe

    Talking to the Dead

    Trade paperback, Anchor Books
    1998
    English
    144 pages

    ISBN: 0385418884
    ISBN-13: 9780385418881

    An exciting new Asian-American writing talent takes her place among today's most acclaimed literary voices with this honest and moving collection of interrelated stories. The stories, spoken in a true host of voices, are savvy guides to a world at once ancient and modern and covering a range of themes from betrayal to madness to racism to failed beliefs.

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rejoyce

Hawaiian Magic Realism

by rejoyce on Sep 2, 2007

In Talking to the Dead, Sylvia Watanabe works her own brand of magic realism deftly, evocatively, and effectively. The author is an impressionist of light and color, with a fine-tuned ability to reveal the emotional nuances between characters, and a quiet sense of wonder. Set in Hawaii, the interrelated ... More

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