Reading ➿ Shark Dialogues Author Kiana Davenport – Writerscompany.co.uk

Shark Dialogues Spellbinding In Its Imagery And Ancient Myths, Shark Dialogues Is The Stunningly Sensual And Visionary Epic Of A Polynesian Hawaiian Family, A Story Of Daring, Passionate Women And Men, Their Losses And Triumphs, Their Comedies And Tragedies, Their Anguish And Joy Set Mainly In Contemporary Hawaii, It Is A Spectacular Odyssey Through Fire And Water, A Journey That Begins In The Nineteenth Century With The Fateful Meeting Of A Yankee Sailor And The Runaway Daughter Of A Tahitian Chief Sweeping From That Distant Past Into The Present Turbulent Decade, Kiana Davenport Has Woven An Astonishing, Compassionate Portrait Of Her People, One Of Personal And Political Complexities A Surreal And Provocative, Wise And Erotic Tale Of Villains And Dreamers, Of Stone Eaters And Queens, Of Revolutionaries, And Of Lepers And Healers Central To All Is The Matriarch Pono, A Statuesque, Pure Blooded Hawaiian, A Kahuna, Or Seer, Whose Past Is Shrouded In Mystery Pono S Love For Duke Kealoha A Man Hidden From The World, A Man His Daughters And Granddaughters Have Never Knownis One Of The Most Haunting Love Stories Of Our Time, A Love That Lasts Through Sixty Years, A Love So Profound She Dares Everything, Commits Every Conceivable Act For Him As The Novel Opens, Pono S Four Granddaughters Are Converging On Her Run Down Coffee Plantation On The Big Island, Summoned By Pono In Her Eighty Fourth Year United By Their Fear Of And Devotion To Pono, Each Woman Is Of Mixed Blood Parentage Ming Hawaiian Chinese, Is A Lover Of Art And Music, Who Suffers From Lupus Vanya Hawaiian Filipino, Is A Lawyer And A Fiery Political Activist Rachel Hawaiian Japanese, Is A Great Beauty, Obsessed With HerYakuza Husband JessHawaiian Caucasian, Is A Veterinarian, Whose Pale Skin Makes Her Inferior In Pono S Eyes Never Having Known Their True Genealogy Pono S Girls, As They Are Called, Have Led Tormented, Scattered Lives Now, Caught Up In Pono S Spell, Feeling A Sense Of Immi


About the Author: Kiana Davenport

KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing On her mother s side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Isl KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full blooded Native Hawaiian mother, and a Caucasian father from Talladega, Alabama Her father, Braxton Bragg Davenport, was a sailor in the U.S Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when he fell in love with her mother, Emma Kealoha Awaawa Kanoho Houghtailing On her mother s side, Kiana traces her ancestry back to the first Polynesian settlers to the Hawaiian Islands who arrived almost two thousand years ago from Tahiti and the Tuamotu s On her father s side, she traces her ancestry to John Davenport, the puritan clergyman who co founded the American colony of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638.Kiana is the author of the internationally best selling novels, SHARK DIALOGUES, SONG OF THE EXILE, HOUSE OF MANY GODS, THE SPY LOVER, and most recently, THE SOUL AJAR, now available in paperback and on Kindle



10 thoughts on “Shark Dialogues

  1. says:

    This book utterly defies categorization It begins with a brief introduction of four girl cousins winging their way back to Pono s coffee farm in the 1990s Then it jumps back in time and becomes historical fiction with a smattering of magical realism Hawaii s sad and painful past is covered, with special emphasis on the way lepers were treated through the decades But it s also a family saga following the generations of women in Pono s family, beginning with the unlikely pairing of...


  2. says:

    The first half of this novel is wonderful I could not get enough of it I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Tahitian runaway bride and the one eyed whaler and their life in pioneer Hawaii and their children I learned so much about Hawaii history Davenport has exceptional talent throwing in historical facts and details without losing the magic of an engrossing storyline I was overtaken with emotion many times A quarter thru the book, Pono is introduced and she proves to be a character the The first half of t


  3. says:

    A great first novel about Hawaii, with specific political views I ve seen one criticism I agree strongly with one, the need for an editor the copy shown in the picture looks like a galley, there are rampant spelling mistakes and run on sentences A few times, characters travel the same routes and the drive is described almost identically twice Someone wrote that this book could have been 100 or 150 pages shorter and would have been much tighter and I agree.That said, it s a great adventur A great first novel about Ha


  4. says:

    I liked the first 70ish pages about the matriarch Kelonikoa, the daughter of a Tahitian chief The writing was colorful and vibrant Hawaiian history and geogarphy were wonderfully described But now, Pono, Kelonikoa s great granddaughter, has come on stage The writing is just too dramatic, too graphic with slaughter and rape and magical realism that is simply too weird I am fighting my desire to just dump this book I REALLY am not enjoying myself Usch, do I have to continue with this. I liked the first 70ish pages about the


  5. says:

    This story is so amazing I loved the integration of the history of Hawai i into the matriarchal genealogy of the main character, Pono The first half of the book was so engrossing I read it in one day Pono s stories and history were beautiful and powerful But the second half sort of lost me The cousins stories were harder to keep track of, in terms of who was the daughter of whom And the language got a little repetitive I love reading about Hawai i s rich and sad history, about mixed wome This story is so amazing I loved the integ


  6. says:

    I read Shark Dialogues while in Hawaii, and it made me enjoy the bookthan I would have The language strays into over adjectival cheesiness, especially whenever anyone admires nature or has sex And although I m sympathetic to the claims of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, it really bums me out to read a novel that s openly sympathetic to terrorism Sorry, Davenport, but I just can t get down with that.Anyway, the real reason to read this book is for the first half, when Davenport skillf I read Shark Dialogues while in Hawaii, and it mad


  7. says:

    Hawaii magical realism I generally enjoyed the storyline but the quality of writing is taxing An editor would have made a huge difference.


  8. says:

    this book is reviewed on the cover by isabel allende, and it reminded me a lot of isabel allende books it spanned over several generations of strong women often being oppressed by men all set to a historical and political background, written in a style of magical realism however, what made this book especially interesting to me was that the historical and political background was that of hawaii i realized that i really haven t thought much about the history of hawaii and how it came to be a p this book is reviewed on the cover by isabel allende, and


  9. says:

    Count me as one Haole Wahine who really enjoyed the lessons this book had to offer It spanned Hawaiian history from the 1800s to present day through the eyes of several generations of strong women from one family I ve been to Hawaii a handful of times, and this book gave me perspective on why native islanders are not always quite so happy to welcome new residents from the mainland I d heard about this from a friend who lived there, but lacked the background to understand the history behind i Count me as one Haole Wahine who really enjoyed the lessons this b


  10. says:

    It was really hard to put this book down once I became engrossed in the description and lives of these powerful women With the epic backdrop of Pono, Duke, their daughters, and granddaughters, the history of Hawaii is woven into the story line allowing the reader to get a firsthand glimpse of a paradise lost to commercialism and exploitation of its native peoples throughout the generations While the first half of the book is very picturesque and lyrical, the final portion of the book began to It was really hard to put this book down once I became engrossed in the


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