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Kiana Davenport
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    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.


    "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


    (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.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
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    • Publisher: KIANA DAVENPORT (25 Dec 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #320,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 11 July 2014
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great writer 18 Feb 2014
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    The stories varied, though with some common themes. Great to read such detail from all over the Pacific, and it had the ring of authenticity
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Storytelling 21 Feb 2013
    By Becky Young - Published on
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    I have been reading Kiana Davenport's wonderful novels for years.
    When the first set of short stories came out, I immediately got them.
    Each story was compelling, provocative, and intense. They showed the
    human condition with a depth and breadth of understanding, and
    compassion that Davenport so brilliantly makes available to the
    reader. She wrote two more volumes.

    I was thrilled to see the special edition boxed set of the three volumes.
    I have read them all. Her talent, passion and consistency is revealed in
    every absorbing word. With this capacity for exceptional storytelling,
    she continued to take me into conditions and places I have never been
    before. With each new volume, she showed me the hearts and lives of
    her characters in such a convincing and experiential way, I am left with
    an overwhelming feeling that I had been given a special privilege into
    the mind of Kiana Davenport. I commend her sensibility and courage to
    give of herself this way. It is such an extraordinary gift and I thank her
    for it. I am looking forward to reading Volume IV.
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A tremendous experience 1 Jun 2014
    By Jessie - Published on
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    Ms. Davenport has a flowing writing style that is evocative and vivid. Bringing a depth of knowledge that is masterfully woven into her stories, I both learned about the peoples of the Pacific and experienced the beauty and tragedy of their lives. The plight of the women there had been unknown to me prior to reading these pieces. I look forward to reading more from this most talented writer.
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The stories come alive 4 Oct 2013
    By Carol L. Jackson - Published on
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    Reading these stories took me back to when we called Hawai'i home. Kiana weaves her stories and characters so well you almost feel you are witnessing their triumphs and tragedies. My heart broke for the terrible wrongs done to the indigenous peoples of all the Pacific Islands. Thank you for insights and stories. Maika'i Loa!
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading! 3 April 2014
    By judith a. larson - Published on
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    I love Ms Davenport's style of writing. She reveals a period of history we don't know about and have heard little of. Looking for more from her.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A cultural cornucopia 25 Jun 2014
    By P. Goodwin - Published on
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    Very insightful journey into the South Pacific peoples as you've never seen them. This book is an amateur anthropologist's Dream. If you have any interest in native cultures and variations, this book will be like heaven and all of this is brought to you through well-researched, believable fiction. A delightful discovery.
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