Kirby Wright 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. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in the islands.
By juxtaposing the Kahala family with the Waimanalo family THE GREAT ESCAPE reveals the warden-like attitude of the Kahala father and his obsession with maintaining control in a loveless family.
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