Set in a Hawai’i making its way into the post-staehood era, this is the story of half a century in the life of an island family experiencing its share of joy and tragedy, centering around its patriarch – a canoe builder – who thinks of the Hawaiian canoe as a living being of majestic artistic beauty. Starting out as a rootless boy with no family, Kenika McKay finds his calling – this is the story of his strange. spiritual odyssey.

Author: Ian MacMillan