Kirby Wright Punahou Blues

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Punahou Blues

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Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully. In the world of academics, Jeff knows he's hardly Stanford material. Uncle Sharkey teaches Jeff the sweet science and he beefs his arch enemy at Waialae Golf Course. He salvages his senior year by getting into a mainland college and taking a foxy girl to the Senior Prom. But he must wait until graduation night to find out if the feelings he has for her are mutual.

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Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where he studied under the tutelage of Frances Mayes. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE THE CITY, WrightÂ’s first book of poetry, took First Place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards.

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The best novel of Hawaii I've read...ever. --Maui Weekly

Wright's believable and smooth-reading story touches on the complexities of multicultural Hawaii in the 60s and 70s, Killahaole Day, prejudices against (and within) Punahou High School, and the then tricky matter of interracial dating. --Honolulu Advertiser

Wright does a good job of depicting the racial tensions between haoles (whites) and the indigenous Hawaiians, and of illustrating the challenge for characters like Jeffrey who as products of mixed-race marriages must try to bridge the two cultures and overcome prejudices from both camps. --Palo Alto Weekly

A fascinating coming of age novel that goes further inside Punahou School than anything I've come across so far. --David Maraniss, author of BARACK OBAMA: THE STORY

Wright does a good job of depicting the racial tensions between haoles (whites) and the indigenous Hawaiians, and of illustrating the challenge for characters like Jeffrey who as products of mixed-race marriages must try to bridge the two cultures and overcome prejudices from both camps. --Palo Alto Weekly

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