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Picked up this book at a Goodwill in Honolulu. Had to. It's about Kona. I really enjoyed it, even though it seemed outdated. It was first published in 1991 with a second printing in 2004. Sinclair depicts well a part-Hawaiian woman's struggle with identity, and how she comes to terms with it. There are many aspects of her struggle: Hawaiian vs. Caucasian, city vs. country, wealth vs. poverty, man vs. woman. My criticisms of maybe vocabulary being too obtuse (Okay, I'm guilty too), attempts at pidgin missing the mark, and some spelling questions (Managa instead of Manago Hotel, e.g.) were overcome by the good storytelling and the characters' - representing two generations of part-Hawaiian women - unfolding.