Sharks in the Time of Saviours

Kawai Strong Washburn

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Canongate Books Ltd
1 April 2021
ISBN: 9781786896513
Paperback

From the publisher

'As vivid as it is splendid' New York Times
'Beautifully written and completely absorbing' Sarah Moss, Guardian


A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL and SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIES GOLD TENTACLE AWARD
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR in the NEW YORK TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OPRAH MAGAZINE and BBC CULTURE

At 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.