Sharks in the Time of Saviors (Large Print / Library Binding)

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I foolishly thought that I knew the road this novel was taking me on & what type of a book I was reading when I began... Right out of the gate it's filled with magical healers, old Hawaiian gods, and sharks with unharmed kids in their mouths - feels pretty weird, right? But - without giving even an ounce of anything away - it does such an amazing, beautiful pivot - a perfect pirouette - right in the middle, becoming both a tighter, smaller story about the struggles of an incredible, vividly real family while also expanding into this much, much bigger, weirder, older story about Hawaii itself. A thoroughly unexpected, gorgeous, and devastating novel that I truly loved every single word of. -seth

— Seth

March 2020 Indie Next List


Sharks in the Time of Saviors is one of the best pieces of contemporary fiction I’ve had the pleasure to read. The fact that the book takes place in Hawaii makes it even more special. The author provides the reader with a unique ‘chicken skin’ experience. The book captures contemporary Hawaii’s history over the past 20+ years, including the socioeconomics of race and being Hawaiian, income disparity, housing issues, family issues, and the diaspora that affects so many families in Hawaii who are unable or unwilling to deal with the cost of living. Truly a master work of art.”
— Benjamin "Buddy" Bess, Da Shop, Honalulu, HI



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432882600
ISBN-10: 1432882600
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
Publication Date: May 26th, 2021
Pages: 567
Language: English