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The descendants

Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Matthew King was once considered one of the most fortunate men in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors were financially and culturally progressive -- one even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of the state's largest landowners. Now his luck has changed. His two daughters are out of control: Ten-year-old Scottie is a smart-ass with a desperate need for attention, and seventeen-year-old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaui Hart Hemmings
ISBN: 9780099570240 0099570246 9780099513131 0099513137
OCLC Number: 973307207
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2008.
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2008.-A descendant of one of Hawaii's largest landowners, Matthew King finds his luck has changed. His two daughters - Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a teenage recovering drug addict - are out of control; his thrill-seeking, high-maintenance wife, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident and will soon be taken off life support. Suddenly the King family must come to terms with this tragedy - and with the shameful sense of freedom that comes with it. As Matt gathers Joanie's friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the discovery that one person hasn't been told - the man with whom Joanie has been having an affair. Forced to examine what he owes not only to the living but also to the dead, Matt takes to the road with his daughters to find his wife's lover on a memorable journey of painful revelations and unforeseen humour.
Description: 283 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Kaui Hart Hemmings.

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A descendant of one of Hawaii's largest landowners, Matt King finds his luck changed when his fun-loving, filghty wife Joanie falls into a coma, victim of a boating accident.  Read more...

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"Shockingly irreverent and funny while exerting that all-important emotional tug... A well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga" * Guardian * "Kaui Hart Hemmings' assured touch and her fine grasp of Read more...

 
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