Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian by Mark Panek PDF

By Mark Panek

ISBN-10: 0824834682

ISBN-13: 9780824834685

"Big Happiness is very very important to our group. Mark Panek’s biography of Percy Kipapa speaks to the implications of the destruction of Hawai‘i’s rural neighborhoods, unchecked improvement, the ice epidemic, the disasters of presidency, sumo, complicated relatives and neighbor relationships, and extra. what's such a lot striking is Panek’s skill to weave all of those advanced issues jointly in a continuing narrative that connects the entire dots. half secret, half investigative journalism, half poignant Island portrait, this paintings includes an emotional aspect that binds the reader to the topics in a dignified but touching approach, exhibiting compassion or even affection for individuals whereas revealing their flaws and shortcomings. This booklet will resonate with an Island viewers and with someone drawn to Hawai‘i." —Victoria Kneubuhl, Hawai‘i author and playwright
"This ebook tells of private triumphs and screw ups, and in addition the triumphs and screw ups of households, groups, companies, companies, governments, and church buildings facing the a number of results of ‘progress’ in modern Hawai‘i. there were heroes and villains in any respect levels—frequently, an identical contributors and firms are either even as. the tale of Percy Kipapa is principally poignant simply because specialist sumo gave him a different chance to go beyond Hawai‘i’s tradition of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug dependancy, which finally all introduced him down besides. Mark Panek has performed a masterful activity of weaving those strands together."—Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai‘i kingdom senator
"Spanning the background of Waikane and the brutality of Japan’s nationwide recreation, massive Happiness is a remarkably formidable piece that hyperlinks one man’s homicide to the ice epidemic, land improvement, and political corruption in Hawai‘i. Mark Panek’s meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking tale, jam-packed with voices that ring precise, is an indictment of a whole method that overwhelmed a steady enormous. whereas different Hawai‘i writers reside in ‘take me again to da kine’ nostalgia, Panek tells it love it fairly is." —Chris McKinney, writer of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka.

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