Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Rock Point break on Moloka'i island is outstanding and, still a secret.
No easy paddle from a sandy beach here—you need to park your car on a hairpin and then hike with your board off the road, across lava, then jump off the lava pinnacle and paddle out a mile or so offshore, into the deep blue. No fringing reef here. This was where Gramma raced the April Fool's Day Tsunami to the brige, in the novel MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA.
Can you guess who won the race? You're right, it was the tsunami.
ps. Careful of the spiney wuna.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Here is a photo of the A-Frame Cottage that appears in MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA. The father in the novel built it so his wife wouldn't have to stay in the Beach House with her nemesis—Gramma.
Why was the mother turned off by her mother-in-law? Well, Gramma never remembered her birthday and got the word out that her daughter-in-law was a spoiled, lazy girl from Boston who would turn her sons into spoiled, lazy boys.
And then came the Episode of the Pink Suits! :-0
I happened to be staying at the Royal Hawaiian last week in Waikiki and was strolling down the beach in the direction of Diamond Head. There was a coconut grove and a shaded area just past the Aquarium and I stumbled across this trio of foxes reading, well, can you guess?!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
"And for the first time I realized adults could back themselves into corners so remote that love, or its memory, could no longer reach them."
—excerpt from Moloka'i Nui Ahina, Summers on the Lonely Isle."
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Here is the beachfront from the novel Moloka'i Nui Ahina.
Is that Jeff Gill in the distance?
To book your stay, please visit http://www.molokaiparadise.com
Moloka'i Nui Ahina reviewed in HONOLULU WEEKLY.
Here's an excerpt:
Punahou graduate and Southern California resident Kirby Wright’s second novel Moloka‘i Nui Ahina: Summers on the Lonely Isle is a sequel of sorts to his previous work Punahou Blues, incorporating many of the same characters. Though Moloka‘i was published under the radar and released with little fanfare, Wright’s latest book is an engrossing and sensitive tale of growing up on the Friendly Isle, and it turns out to be one of the best local-related reads of the fall.
Jeff and his brother Ben visit their “Gramma” on her expansive Moloka‘i farm each summer and the novel is made up entirely of those excursions, playing out in a series of episodes and vignettes of youth. In a way, the reader, like the grandmother, sees how the two children slowly mature and change, for better or worse, as they grow into adulthood.
Monday, December 03, 2007
The MOLOKAI PARADISE website is indeed the setting for Moloka'i Nui Ahina, Summers on the Lonely Isle.
Please visit and check out the photos at: http://www.molokaiparadise.com
You can visit the Beach House, the Cottage, and take a panoramic tour of the beachfront Jeff and Ben Gill knew as boys growing up in the 60s and 70s.