Coming in March from Down & Out Books: WHITE SWAN by Lono Waiwaiole
By: Down & Out Books
About WHITE SWAN …
Eddie Clem was born in White Swan on the Yakama reservation in the 1950s and subsequently did what most Yakama boys did at that time—he learned to shoot hoops and rodeo, fell in love, grew into a man, had children, and then watched them repeat the same process.
White Swan chronicles all of these things, but they are just the beginning of the story. How Eddie and all the people he loves eventually connect with each other unfolds in a tale that celebrates the power of love, family and a people who have been tied to each other for centuries in the space between a mountain and a river that bears their name in the heart of central Washington.
Advance praise for WHITE SWAN …
"Lono Waiwaiole's writing in White Swan is graceful, spare, seasoned with gentle humor, never overwrought. Although I didn't grow up on an Indian reservation, play basketball, or compete in a rodeo, I found myself really caring about Eddie Clem and the people he loved yet couldn't love enough." —Kathleen Tyau, author of Makai and A Little Too Much Is Enough
"The characters in White Swan pull on your sleeve and insist you follow them through their lives. Waiwaiole's deceptively plain writing hides depths of wisdom, like the calm surface of a mountain lake. Simply a beautiful book." —SJ Rozan, bestselling author of Paper Son
"Departing from his celebrated noir tales, Waiwaiole masterfully portrays a Native American family scarred by a father's abandonment, who find their ultimate redemption through rebirth, renewal and forgiveness."
Meet the author …
Lono Waiwaiole is the only half-Hawaiian writer of noir crime fiction in the world. His four novels include Dark Paradise, an examination of the underside of his ancestral homeland published by Dennis McMillan in 2009 and still the harshest light ever brought to bear on that topic. He writes full-time (now that he's too old to do much of anything else) in his adopted home of Portland, Oregon. He was previously a newspaper and magazine editor, a high-school teacher and basketball coach, and a professional poker player.
In its tenth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.