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Download Epub Ý Hawaiʻi ï Û Eyltransferservices ß ★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Hawaiʻi By Mark Panek ✪ – A nine term US senator and political patriarch is dead leaving Hawai'i at a crossroads crumbling public education at all levels a crystal meth epidemic and class diviVorite an entrenched anti development movement and the long lost righteous Hawaiian blood brother he must convince to join him in the name of helping his people From the summit of Mauna Kea to the crowded shores of Waikiki from the State Capitol to the seedy backstreets of Honolulu Mark Panek leaves out nothing in this scathing portrait of st century paradi My my have things changes since James Michener finished his novel Hawaii The melting pot he envisioned is lumpy that smooth In this current day novel a Hawaiian State Senator with a gambling addiction is seeking to become governor His campaign advisor and mover shaker is a skinny Japanese American who grew up in the public school system This man is a real estate developer by day and a fancy restaurant waiter by night He saves his tip money to invest in and flip condos But being an invisible waiter also allows him to eaves drop on political and investment gossipA third important character in this diverse grouping is a 3% Hawai'ian who unfortunately was blessed with non Hawaiian blonde haole looks He teaches Hawai'ian studies at the University and is a champion of the native population The fourth important character is a Hawai'ian gangsta This melting pot is stirred and stirred with the characters influenced by outside sources and each other Many past follies inflicted on the Islands are brought up and the current issue is casino gambling If you have visited this beautiful place you will recognize many of the places that you only saw through tourist eyes before The book concludes with a wonderful cultural experience The Merry Monarch Festival

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Is to go all in joining forces with an up and coming developer an underworld kingpin and a Chinese casino magnate  Their goal  To sway an electorate easily distracted by UH football into rolling the dice on the biggest legislative gamble in the state's history Russ lays it all on the line in a battle that pits him against the anointed Democratic party fa A corrupt yet charismatic Hawaiian politician with big dreams and an even bigger gambling debtA middle aged Hawaiian crime lord looking for a way to maintain his prestige and possibly go straightA young local Japanese public school grad looking to outmaneuver all the prep school grads into becoming a real estate dealer and political fixerAn anti development toenail Hawaiian Hawaiian Studies Professor looking for a way to get his academic tenure while still remaining dedicated to noble causesThese four main characters slam together in a glorious car wreck of money political power and corruption along with many others set against the paradisaical settings of Hawaii It was really fun seeing so many fictionalized versions of real life figures in Hawaii dragged out and lambasted for all they're worthI'm really surprised that a mainland malihini academic like Panek was able to nail the reality of life in Hawaii so completely and honestly Underneath the whole aloha and tourism vibe is the byzantine relations of race and class of people just scraping by while others give up the ghost and leave the land their ancestors are buried in and helped build The bread and circuses of football religion MMA sex drugs and easy money The paralyzed hopelessness of those who stay and the well meaning and patronizing concern of outsiders who flood in in awe of the beauty of the land and the history of the people even as they crowd and price out the localsSome say that this book is reminiscent of Tom Wolfe's novels While there is biting social commentary and irony it lacks Wolfe's sense of humor and importantly his deft use of prose I found the writing to be a bit clumsy and self conscious More telling than showing in a lot of places Still the power of the storytelling stands out Maybe some might find this novel to be cynical and hopeless everyone is compromised in some way or another and the only really noble character is a broken husk at the end Still it's pretty much the truth You just live day by day knowing the storied past and hoping the present comes to pass if not in your lifetime but in the lifetime of your descendants

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HawaiʻiA nine term US senator and political patriarch is dead leaving Hawai'i at a crossroads crumbling public education at all levels a crystal meth epidemic and class divisions so deep that even State Senator Russell Lee has to scramble to avoid eviction from his family's dream home When an illegal gambling debt puts him further in the hole Russell's only way out A huge novel in the classic Tom Wolfe tradition of The Right Stuff Mark Panek's newest book Hawai'i a novel covers it all If you live or have ever lived in Hawai'i you'll recognize nearly everything from the characters to the lives they lead and the situations they find themselves in If you don't live here read it instead of Michener Cannot recommend this book highly enough