DIRTY LICKINGS

DIRTY LICKINGS

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by Kirby Wright
     
 
A boy is suspended by Punahou School for cutting class and must face the wrath of his father. He runs away from home to avoid a beating and is taken in by a family in Waimanalo.

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A boy is suspended by Punahou School for cutting class and must face the wrath of his father. He runs away from home to avoid a beating and is taken in by a family in Waimanalo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014236584
Publisher:
Lemon Shark Press
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
70 KB

Meet the Author

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Jodi Stutz Memorial Prize in Poetry, the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Robert Browning Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE THE CITY, his first poetry collection, took First Place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in Hawaii. He was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii. He was also a Visiting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Residency in Edgartown, Mass., and the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic.

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DIRTY LICKINGS 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dirty lickings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The boy gets a different view of his family by being away from them, and this perspective allows him to realize his act was not cowardly but brave. Funny how the father switches on the water thinking he's hiding in the garden. Very good tale about interpersonal relationships in a privileged family in Hawaii, especially since brothers are involved and both are targets of a child abuser. Very good reading, somewhat 'literary.'