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Sharks in the Time of Saviors

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors
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Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by the New York Times (#30), the Guardian, Amazon, Oprah Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, BBC Culture, Good Housekeeping, LitHub, Spectrum Culture, Third Place Books, Powell's Books, and Barnes and Noble. One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020.Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn."Old myths clash with new realities, love is in a ride or die with grief, faith rubs hard against magic, and comic flips with tragic so much they meld into something new. All told with daredevil lyricism to burn. A ferocious debut."—MARLON JAMES, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf"So good it hurts and hurts to where it heals. It is revelatory and unputdownable. Washburn is an extraordinarily brilliant new talent." —TOMMY ORANGE, author of There ThereA Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Editors' Pick for March 2020. Named one of the most anticipated novels for 2020 by the Guardian and Paste Magazine. One of Book Riot's Best Books to Give as Gifts in 2020. In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends.Nainoa's family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods—a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. But as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart: Nainoa, working now as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, struggles to fathom the full measure of his expanding abilities; further north in Washington, his older brother Dean hurtles into the world of elite college athletics, obsessed with wealth and fame; while in California, risk-obsessed younger sister Kaui navigates an unforgiving academic workload in an attempt to forge her independence from the family's legacy.When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawai'i—with tragic consequences—they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival
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Washburn, Kawai Strong
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  • Literature
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors
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OVERDRIVE:8d942c99-4466-492f-bf5a-8b3e3e27d462
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780374720773
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optical disk
Label
Sharks in the Time of Saviors
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d942c99-4466-492f-bf5a-8b3e3e27d462
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374720773
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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