Melal: A Novel of the Pacific

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On Good Friday, 1981, Rujen Keju and his two sons come face to face with their complicated inheritance--one that includes years of atomic testing and the continued military presence of the U.S. in the Pacific. In this highly original work of history and adventure, novelist 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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Robert Barclay spent much of his life in Kwajalein. He now lives in Honolulu. This is his first book.

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It is wonderful to have a novel of the Pacific, of people firmly rooted in the past and present of the great ocean, its atolls, islands, homes, and spiritual homelands. This is a wrenching story of people--voiceless, powerless--as they attempt to survive the horrors of nuclear testing, relocation, Western arrogance and domination. It is a good story with robust characters-some real and contemporary, others mythical and ancient--and an important book. (Patricia Grace, author of Dogside Story)

What separates this novel from others, even highly respected ones, is its extraordinary descriptive mastery.... This precise and vivid evocation of experience is what writing has been about from the beginning. In all respects, this is a superb book. (Ian MacMillan, author of Village of a Million Spirits)

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