Sharks in the time of saviours

2020, Book , 384 pages
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Summary/Review: "A captivating debut novel that folds ancient Hawai'ian lore into an engrossing family saga -- a story of the deceptively alluring pull of destiny and more...
Summary/Review: "A captivating debut novel that folds ancient Hawai'ian lore into an engrossing family saga -- a story of the deceptively alluring pull of destiny and the relentless pursuit of salvation. When seven-year-old Noa Flores falls overboard on a cruise ship, a shiver of sharks quickly converge on the helpless boy. His mother, without thinking, jumps into the Pacific to save her son and bears witness to what can only be described as a miracle -- Noa being gingerly delivered to safety in the jaws of a shark. Years later, the effects of this incident still ripple through the community and nest deep within the members of the Flores family. The parents, Malia and Augie, attempt to leverage Noa's status, and uproot themselves from their poverty-stricken life; Dean, the oldest son, struggles with the attention Noa receives, and places it upon himself to be the one to lift his family to higher means; Kaui, the youngest child, is often forgotten about, and she finds herself lost between being the brilliant student her family sees and expressing her true passions; and then there's Noa -- the prodigal child, tenaciously trying to uncover the full extent of his powers while dealing with a persistent sense of duty to his family and his home. Equal parts magic and harsh reality, this fresh family epic tackles the belief that one person, one master plan, can mend a family, a community, and brings to light the brutal, yet beautiful realization that no is going to save you. A work of bold storytelling awash with stunning physical detail and a profound command of language, Sharks in the Time of Saviours examines what it means to be both of a place, and a stranger in it."--
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