Bestselling author, Kiana Davenport (The Spy Lover, Shark Dialogues) is pleased to offer a Special Edition Boxed Set, featuring the first three volumes of her Prize-Winning Pacific stories, many of which have appeared in the O.Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prizes, and The Best American Short Stories. Set across the Pacific, in islands where the author has traveled and lived, the stories comprise tales of love, lust, racism, family, murder, rape, the search for identity, and the universal search for human dignity.
Volume l, HOUSE OF SKIN, comprises stories set in Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Fiji, Vanuatu.
Volume ll, CANNIBAL NIGHTS, comprises stories set in Hawaii, Tonga, Easter island, Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, Australia.
Volume lll, OPIUM DREAMS, comprises stories set in Western Samoa, Aotearoa, New Zealand, Honolulu, Georgia, and the title story, a novella set in Kohala, Hawaii.
PRAISE FOR KIANA DAVENPORT:
"She exhibits the character great writers must have. You can't read Kiana Davenport without being transformed." -- Alice Walker
"Reading Davenport is an overwhelming experience. Her prose is sharp and shining as a sword." -- Isabel Allende
"Her writing has an intensity of feeling, a dedication to a level of writing few bestsellers possess." -- Norman Mailer
"Writing that's timeless, magical! A powerful moving experience."
-- The Washington Post
"Davenport's imagination and her vision will haunt you for a long time."
-- The Chicago Tribune
READER REVIEWS FOR THE PACIFIC STORIES:
(5 Stars) "BRUTALLY BEAUTIFUL...Tales of tragedy, triumph, murder, of rape, lust and love. Important literature for the 21st century." -- Robert Carraher
(5 Stars) "FLAWLESS PROSE...Rivetting characters. A must-read for anyone who wants to delve into the dark side of Paradise." -- Honi Aumiller
(5 Stars) "EXTRAORDINARY!...Absolutely stunning. She has introduced me to a world I might never have known." -- Scott Fitzgerald Gray
(5 Stars) "GORGEOUS. BRILLIANT...Recommended to anyone who loves
beautiful writing." -- Violette Vane
About The Author:
KIANA DAVENPORT is descended from a full-blooded Native Hawaiian mother and a Caucasian father from Alabama. She is the author of the internationally bestselling novels, Shark Dialogues, Song of the Exile, House of Many Gods, and most recently, The Spy Lover. Her story collections, House of Skin, Cannibal Nights, Opium Dreams have each been Kindle bestsellers, and have won numerous O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prizes, and the Best American Short Story Award.
A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has been an NEA Fiction Fellow, a Bunting Fellow at Harvard University, and a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University. She lives in New York City and Hawaii.