Song of the Exile

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.85 hours)
Product Number: Z0234
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449880408
Please log in to view pricing

Description

This beautiful and haunting novel bares the soul of a Hawaiian-American family during World War II. As you share in the Meahuna family's misfortunes and triumphs, a sense of intense intimacy evolves. Cristine McMurdo-Wallis lets you savor the family members' remarkable, heartwrenching stories as they are revealed piece by piece in language rich with sensuous detail.

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription
RBdigital Unlimited Canada Audio Subscription - ALL

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Kiana Davenport
Product Number C5252
Released: Jul 26, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440759734
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Kiana Davenport
Product Number EB00151553
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345515445

Professional reviews

"In this novel about a Hawaiian-American family during WWII, author Kiana Davenport explores the way Hawaiian cultural identity clashes and melds with individual identity to guide the fortunes of the far-flung Meahuna family. The story ranges from Paris jazz clubs to Honolulu's wartime beaches to a forgotten Pacific island, where one of the characters becomes a Japanese officer's "comfort woman." Narrator McMurdo-Wallis's deep, rhythmical voice matches the sensual style of the story. Though at times her reading seems uninflected--one wants more variation in pitch during the story's crises--that may be more a quibble with the book's determinedly meditative pace than the narrator's work. McMurdo-Wallis swings with the book's slow jazz rhythm, and a listener just needs to let go and follow the riff. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter