Bolohead Row

Bolohead Row

by Chris McKinney
     
 

Set in contemporary Hawai'i, Bolohead Row tells the story of a family of three siblings, all with different 'fathers. Raised by their mother, a bar owner in Bolohead Row, Honolulu's red light district, they each face issues of varying addictions. Charlie, the newly divorced stepson, works a dead-end job in an ABC store and spends nights at his mother's bar…  See more details below

Overview

Set in contemporary Hawai'i, Bolohead Row tells the story of a family of three siblings, all with different 'fathers. Raised by their mother, a bar owner in Bolohead Row, Honolulu's red light district, they each face issues of varying addictions. Charlie, the newly divorced stepson, works a dead-end job in an ABC store and spends nights at his mother's bar singing karaoke. Mark is a shut-in who occupies all of his waking hours playing a computer game called "Everquest." Within twenty-four hours of being out of prison, Winnie, the eldest, has a boyfriend, money, and enough drugs to send her back for life. Dangerous people are searching for her, and Charlie is unwittingly swept into her turmoil. McKinney explores in rich detail the underside of Honolulu's glossy postcard image, where very little separates the good guys from the bad guys.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566477222
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,121,882
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Chris McKinney was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kahaluu on the island of Oahu. He portrays the island experience from the inside, where children of mixed ethnicity grow up far from the clear water and pristine beaches of the rich visitors' resorts.

Chris is the author of five novels, The Tattoo, The Queen of Tears, Bolohead Row, Mililani Mauka, and Boi No Good, and has written a feature film screenplay, Paradise Broken (nominated for best film at the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival), and a short film, The Back Door, both of which premiered at the 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival. His latest book, The Red Headed Hawaiian, a memoir co-written with Dr. Rudolph Puana, is about a red-headed Hawaiian kid from Kahaluu who makes good. It is due to be released May 2014.

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