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Riassunto: Narrated in a bold, fearless, hilarious voice and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy.
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 Alex, a former model, is a recovering drug addict. Matt’s charismatic, thrill-seeking, high-maintenance wife, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident and will soon be taken off life support. The Kings can hardly picture life without her, but as they come to terms with this tragedy, their sadness is mixed with a sense of freedom that shames them–and spurs them into surprising actions.
Before honoring Joanie’s living will, Matt must gather her friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation made worse by the sudden discovery that there is one person who hasn’t been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair, quite possibly the one man she ever truly loved. Forced to examine what he owes not only to the living but to the dead, Matt takes to the road with his daughters to find his wife’s lover, a memorable journey that leads to both painful revelations and unforeseen humor and growth.
About the Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of the critically acclaimed short-story collection House of Thieves. Her work has been published in Zoetrope, Best American New Voices, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Hemmings grew up in Hawaii and lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.
Titolo: The Descendants: A Novel
Casa editrice: Random House
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Random House, 2008. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP3054555
Descrizione libro Random House, 2008. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Codice libro della libreria GRP89108782
Descrizione libro Random House, 2008. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP91565234
Descrizione libro Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G1400066336I3N10
Descrizione libro Random House. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2773416027
Descrizione libro Random House. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2780971752
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria 1QZ9JU00BDMU
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. EX LIBRARY BOOK - with the usual stamps, stickers and labels. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Codice libro della libreria 31UF1U000O1F
Descrizione libro Random House, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1400066336
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97814000663394.0