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Freelove: a novel by Sia Figiel

It is 1985 in Nu‘uolemanusa/Village of the Sacred Owl, Western Samoa. Madonna’s Like a Virgin rules the airwaves. Brilliant and inquisitive high school student and Star Trek fanatic, 17 ½ year old Inosia Alofafua Afatasi, is sent by her mother to the capital, Apia, to buy three giant white threads. While she waits at the […]

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Hawai‘i: a novel by Mark Panek

A nine-term U.S. senator and political patriarch is dead, leaving modern-day Hawai‘i at a crossroads: crumbling public educa- tion at all levels, a crystal meth epidemic, Native Hawaiians getting shipped to Arizona prisons, and class divisions so deep that even State Senator Russell Lee has to scramble to avoid eviction from his family’s dream home. […]

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Mark Panek

After graduating from Colby College over twenty years ago, Mark Panek arrived in Hawai’i on a one-way ticket with $500 and a surfboard. A year later he stepped off the plane in Tokyo similarly underfunded in search of fame, fortune, and fluency in Japanese. Letters home depicting his subsequent adventures on an around-the-world trip eventually […]

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Press Release – Hawai‘i: a novel

PRESS Release New Book Announcement For further information, or to arrange an interview with the author: Tel. 808-224-3019 Email. contact@loihipress.com “Every once in a while after reading a novel, I think: Wow, I’ll never forget this one. Mark Panek’s Hawai‘i did this to me. A much-needed contemporary answer to James Michener’s Hawaii, this novel takes […]

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Press Release – The Idea Man

The Idea Man follows the fantastical adventures of Larry Plum and his best friend, Boy, who encounter an eccentric cast of characters such as Chef Walter Bigfoot, Zeus Harrison, Wolfgang Bug, and even Buddha himself.

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Press Release – Hawai‘i Smiles

Hawai‘i Smiles is a collection of eight light-hearted short stories, targeting the local Hawai‘i audience interested in easy reading and laugh-out-loud humor.

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MEĻAĻ by Robert Barclay

Robert Barclay weaves together characters and stories from mythological times with those of the present-day to give readers a rare and unsparing look at life in the contemporary Pacific.

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THE IDEA MAN by Josh Green

A Novel of Adventure, Friendship, and the Secret of Life.

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Josh Green

In 2008 Josh was elected to the Hawaii State Senate where he now serves as the Vice-chairman of the Health Committee and provides a leadership role statewide as Hawaii’s Voice for Healthcare.

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Ian MacMillian

Perhaps one of Hawaii’s finest, Ian MacMillan is the author of seven novels and four short story collections.

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