Aloha and Mai Tais

Aloha and Mai Tais

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The scene is set in this novel when Atherton and Jessica Scully, two of Honolulua€™s elite, decide to invest in the Tropical Palace Hotel. Kimi Kaia€™Ika, from Nanakuli, Teria€™i Faa€™atua, 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.a€œTutu 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


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