(From the publisher):
A thrilling story, in verse, of nineteenth-century Hawaii.
The story of an attempt by the government to seize and constrain possible victims of leprosy and the determination of one small family not to be taken. A tale of the perils and glories of their flight into the wilds of the island of Kauai, pursued by a gunboat full of soldiers.
A brilliant capturing—inspired by the poet's respect for the people of these islands—of their life, their history, the gods and goddesses of their mythic past.
A somber revelation of the wrecking of their culture through the exploitative incursions of Europeans and Americans.
Original title: The Folding Cliffs
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The Antipodes (everything Else)
Poetry→ Epic and Narrative Poetry
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Novels In Verse