Mango Lady and Other Stories from Hawaii

Mango Lady and Other Stories from Hawaii

by Ted Gugelyk
     
 

Mango Lady and Other stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam.

"Ted Gugelyk is one of a vanishing breed of Mainland surf bums who moved here in

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Mango Lady and Other stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam.

"Ted Gugelyk is one of a vanishing breed of Mainland surf bums who moved here in the '50s and '60s, took whatever job they could get in order to stay, and watched the Hawaii they loved go away. This particular surfer, now retired from the University of Hawaii where he taught sociology, has an eye for detail, an ear for the telling quote and a sensitive heart. In "Mango Lady," for example, his juxtaposition of an aging Hawaiian woman with his immigrant Ukrainian grandmother is insightful and right on. Both, he writes, suffered from "the drawn-out fatigue that comes from bridging the old country to the new." This self-published labor of love ranges from Waikiki to Russia to Vietnam and back, tracking Gugelyk's life experiences. But like the best of storytellers, he knows how to extract a little more than mere narrative from these tales - lessons learned, perspective gained..." - Wanda Adams, Honolulu Advertiser

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ISBN-13:
9780965397117
Publisher:
Anoai Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.45(d)

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