The scene is set in this novel when Atherton and Jessica Scully, two of Honoluluas elite, decide to invest in the Tropical Palace Hotel. Kimi KaiaIka, from Nanakuli, Teriai Faaatua, from Tahiti, Ito Nimura, from Honolulu, and Felice Santos, from Waianae decide that the way to solve their financial problems is to become entertainers for the hotel. The result is a sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking story of young love, marital problems, and the changes brought to Hawaii in the 1930Aas and 1940Aas by Tourism and the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.aTutu says I have to go work in the laundry like she does, or my brother Kimo will have to leave school. Our landlord ... You mean, Kimi, that even when you get such a splendid opportunity as being accepted into the Territorial Normal School you have no motivation to persevere. Why cana#39;t ... What kind of job is lei making?
|Title||:||Aloha and Mai Tais|
|Author||:||Rosemary I. Patterson|
|Publisher||:||Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. - 2002-05-01|