The Descendants: A Novel

The Descendants: A Novel

Kaui Hart Hemmings


Narrated in a daring, fearless, unforgettable voice and set opposed to the luxurious, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a gorgeous debut novel approximately an unconventional kin pressured to come back jointly and re-create its personal legacy.

Matthew King used to be one in every of the main lucky males in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors have been financially and culturally progressive–one even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of many state’s biggest landowners.

Now his success has replaced. His daughters are uncontrolled: Ten-year-old Scottie is a smart-ass with a determined desire for realization, and seventeen-year-old Alex, a former version, is a convalescing drug addict. Matt’s charismatic, thrill-seeking, high-maintenance spouse, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing twist of fate and should quickly be taken off existence help. The Kings can not often photograph lifestyles with out her, yet as they arrive to phrases with this tragedy, their unhappiness is blended with a feeling of freedom that shames them–and spurs them into marvelous actions.

sooner than honoring Joanie’s dwelling will, Matt needs to assemble her family and friends to assert their ultimate goodbyes, a tough scenario made worse via the unexpected discovery that there's one one who hasn’t been informed: the guy with whom Joanie have been having an affair, really in all probability the one guy she ever really enjoyed. pressured to ascertain what he owes not just to the dwelling yet to the useless, Matt takes to the line together with his daughters to discover his wife’s lover, a memorable trip that ends up in either painful revelations and unexpected humor and development.

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