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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 ignored siblings from a junked urban bus the place they've been dwelling with their frail loss of life grandmother and addict mom. Shane is followed by means of an previous funds country senator/future governor and his former good looks queen spouse. A taro farmer and his Polynesian Cultural heart hula dancer spouse absorb Boi whereas the oldest, Glory, finally ends up again together with her child-burning mom and a step-father so undesirable that he makes her mom seem like a saint. while those 3 siblings reunite of their young people and twenties, there are instant conflicts as they try to swap their lifestyles trajectories. Boi No stable is ready a wealthy child attempting to be road tricky, a felony with a terrible earlier who will do something to stick loose, and a juvie grew to become cop who desires to either retailer the realm and blow it up. while a pending legislation threatens to alter the face of Hawaii, Boi will do whatever 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 lines the lifestyles arcs of 3 lives grappling with emotional and social matters in an international that was once now not in their making. a robust tale of sibling clash set amid sharp category and ethnic divisions exposing social ills swept less than the rug not to deter Hawaii's photo as paradise.

McKinney rips the canopy off Hawaii to teach us the interior workings of our Island kingdom: from the Governor's workplace to the police officers 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 sturdy will take you on a journey you are going to by no means forget.

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