Hawaiian Tales: The Girl With Heavenly Eyes

Hawaiian Tales: The Girl With Heavenly Eyes

by Lee A. Jacobus

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Hawaiian Tales: The Girl With Heavenly Eyes by Lee A. Jacobus

“Objects are closer than they appear.” Lee A. Jacobus tips his writer’s side-view mirror to reflect an intimate and unexpected view of life in paradise. Set in the islands of Hawaii, Hawaiian Tales: The Girl with Heavenly Eyes looks beyond the surface lives of tourists and retirees, natives and transplants, to the joys and mysteries within. By turns tender, amusing, and pleasantly unsettling—but always intriguing—these short stories plant us firmly in a magical tropical landscape.

"Hawaiian Tales: The Girl with Heavenly Eyes not only entertains and enlightens—which is what you want from stories set against the backdrop of seductive, complex Hawaii—but also provokes and mesmerizes. Readers . . . will fall in love with the characters and remember them long after they close the cover of this enchanting and original work."
—Gina Barreca

"[A] splendid collection . . . Jacobus’s insightful examination of his characters’ lives and aspirations is matched by his evocative use of language and the deft architecture of his storytelling. I closed the book with a better understanding of the costs, as well as the dividends, of life in this exotic Pacific paradise."
—Wally Lamb

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148176206
Publisher: Tell Me Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 243
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lee A. Jacobus, professor emeritus of English at UConn and author/editor of some of the country's most successful college textbooks on drama and the humanities, is a regular guest on Faith Middleton’s NPR bookshow as well as other programs devoted to the celebration of the written word. With degrees from Brown and Claremont, Lee has written a range of works from scholarly monographs on Milton and Shakespeare to plays produced in New York and New Haven. Lee, a member of both the Author's Guild and the Dramatist's Guild, lives with his wife in Connecticut but found his imagination captured by Hawaii, the setting of these stories.

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