The Floating City

The Floating City

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In a hot Honolulu morning in 1895, a dead man washes up on a beach. Eva Hanson-fortune-teller, itinerant, a woman who has left her own troubled past behind-takes up the mystery of this body in a tale that takes us deeply into the turbulent politics of the Hawaiian Islands at their turning point. In poetic, luminous prose, Pamela Ball reveals a history that has been almost entirely hidden, both in recent fiction and in the history books: of the time when first the American missionaries, then the sugar fields, and finally the United States army transformed this landscape forever. Encompassing the experiences both of a rebellious, passionate woman and of the imprisoned Queen Lili'uoakalani whose fortune she foretold, The Floating City is a small masterpiece of depth and originality.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 15.24mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142001872
  • 9780142001875

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86 ratings
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2 15% (13)
1 3% (3)
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