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By Chris McKinney

modern Hawaii—taro lands vanish, wealthy mainlanders purchase up beachfront, medicines run rampant, homeless camp within the mountains, politicians make backroom deals.

In 1997, social providers rescues Boi (4), Shane (5), and Glory (6), 3 abused and overlooked siblings from a junked urban bus the place they've been dwelling with their frail demise grandmother and addict mom. Shane is followed by means of an outdated cash kingdom senator/future governor and his former good looks queen spouse. A taro farmer and his Polynesian Cultural heart hula dancer spouse take up Boi whereas the oldest, Glory, finally ends up again along with her child-burning mom and a step-father so undesirable that he makes her mom seem like a saint. whilst those 3 siblings reunite of their adolescents and twenties, there are instant conflicts as they try and switch their lifestyles trajectories. Boi No strong is ready a wealthy child attempting to be road tricky, a felony with a bad earlier who will do whatever to stick unfastened, and a juvie grew to become cop who desires to either keep the realm and blow it up. whilst a pending legislation threatens to alter the face of Hawaii, Boi will do something to forestall it whether his siblings and a governor he calls Uncle stand within the way.

McKinney takes us back on a romp via noir Hawaii as he strains the existence arcs of 3 lives grappling with emotional and social matters in an international that used to be no longer in their making. a strong tale of sibling clash set amid sharp classification and ethnic divisions exposing social ills swept less than the rug not to deter Hawaii's picture as paradise.

McKinney rips the canopy off Hawaii to teach us the interior workings of our bothered Island kingdom: from the Governor's workplace to the law enforcement officials at the beat to the drug addicts and surfers to the crony builders and the suffering souls camped in our parks and shorelines. Tragic and darkly comedian, bursting with creativity and enthusiasm, Boi No stable will take you on a journey you are going to by no means forget.

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