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Folding Cliffs, the (1998) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalThe Antipodes (everything Else)
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsNovels In Verse

Edition #1: The Folding Cliffs

The Folding Cliffs (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Folding Cliffs (March 28, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375701516
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 0.9
Pages: 352

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