Sharks in the Time of Saviours

Kawai Strong Washburn

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 1st Apr '21


A powerful debut novel that blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream

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‘As vivid as it is splendid’ New York Times’Beautifully written and completely absorbing’ Sarah Moss, GuardianA BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2020WINNER OF THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVELA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR in the NEW YORK TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OPRAH MAGAZINE and BBC CULTUREAt seven years old, Nainoa falls into the sea and a shark takes him in its jaws – only to return him, unharmed, to his parents. For the next thirty years Noa and his siblings struggle with life in the shadow of this miracle.Sharks in the Time of Saviours is a brilliantly original and inventive novel, the sweeping story of a family living in poverty among the remnants of Hawai’i’s mythic past and the wreckage of the American dream.

Additional information

Weight 0.281 kg
Dimensions 22 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 384