Mililani Mauka

Mililani Mauka Secretly a man welds steel to a bulldozer Later another watches a ghost walk along his dry walled hallways A woman raises her teenage son in a homeless encampment where the boy has to fight to survi

  • Title: Mililani Mauka
  • Author: Chris McKinney
  • ISBN: 9781566478694
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Secretly, a man welds steel to a bulldozer Later, another watches a ghost walk along his dry walled hallways A woman raises her teenage son in a homeless encampment where the boy has to fight to survive with the help of a strange, lonely cop.In Mililani Mauka, the lives of two families, the Motts and the Krills, come together as they try to keep afloat in a changing HonoSecretly, a man welds steel to a bulldozer Later, another watches a ghost walk along his dry walled hallways A woman raises her teenage son in a homeless encampment where the boy has to fight to survive with the help of a strange, lonely cop.In Mililani Mauka, the lives of two families, the Motts and the Krills, come together as they try to keep afloat in a changing Honolulu, a city with growing suburbs and homeless camps The Motts, new home owners in one of suburban Mililani s fastest growing enclaves, crave the American Dream while the Krills, now homeless in Wai anae, are nearly destroyed by it.The fate of both families collide as Banyan Mott searches for answers after his new house becomes haunted by its previous owner, and Kai Krill fights to get out from under the tent and off the beach As their story unfolds, Kai s son, Josh, has to deal with why his father snapped, which in the end enables him to discover what it is to be a real man.

    One thought on “Mililani Mauka”

    1. It started out promising, but just kind of fizzled to an ending. I actually did care about Banyan and Kai and wanted to see what was going to happen to them. The ending came and I felt like I was left hanging, like nothing had really been resolved. The book could have gone so much deeper into their lives and problems.

    2. Ok, I have to come clean about this one. Just days after moving to Hawaii and renting a house in the Mauka (uphill, or away from the sea) section of Mililani, I was wandering through the local Costco, buying the essentials to survive for a while - you know, paper plates, a 24-pack of paper towels, a 1000 pack of Kirkland brand TP, and food to stock an empty fridge. And I see this book. For like $4.99 or something. I just can believe there is a book with the town I just move to as the title. I ha [...]

    3. Contemporary Hawaii. Honolulu suburban living, and not a strip bar in the setting but still unmistakeable Chris Mckinney taking on what it means to be hawaiian today. Marriage and infidelity and menehune too and how, in the end, do we make meaning of our own ghosts. Or are they derivative too?

    4. As someone born and mostly raised in Hawai'i, I'm always interested in books set in Hawai'i. This book had a lot of promise, but just didn't "flow" for me. I ended up skimming the last 75 pages because I was kind of invested in the characters and wanted to find out what happened at the end.

    5. I was excited to read this, and I even requested it from the library before it was in the system! It started out great, I was pulled inbut then it sort of felt flat. The storyline had so much promise, too!

    6. Chris McKinney is my new favorite author! His style of writing is amazing; accurate vivid description and an in-depth analysis of characters, accompanied with a page-turning plot and a satisfying ending. Can't wait for more!

    7. I'm just one person, but my opinion is McKinney bit off more than his literary chops could chew. Read full review:

    8. I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the first 3 novels by Chris McKinney. The end kind of left me hanging.

    9. It started out very promising, but fizzled flat somewhere around the middle. You become invested in the characters, and that's what gets you to keep reading. Not the author's best.

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