By Mark Panek
"This publication tells of non-public triumphs and screw ups, and in addition the triumphs and screw ups of households, groups, organisations, businesses, governments, and church buildings facing the a number of outcomes of ‘progress’ in modern Hawai‘i. there were heroes and villains in any respect levels—frequently, an analogous members and organizations are either whilst. the tale of Percy Kipapa is principally poignant simply because specialist sumo gave him a distinct chance to go beyond Hawai‘i’s tradition of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug habit, which after all all introduced him down besides. Mark Panek has performed a masterful task of weaving those strands together."—Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai‘i nation senator
"Spanning the background of Waikane and the brutality of Japan’s nationwide game, huge Happiness is a remarkably formidable piece that hyperlinks one man’s homicide to the ice epidemic, land improvement, and political corruption in Hawai‘i. Mark Panek’s meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking tale, full of voices that ring actual, is an indictment of a complete method that beaten a steady monstrous. whereas different Hawai‘i writers live in ‘take me again to da kine’ nostalgia, Panek tells it love it fairly is." —Chris McKinney, writer of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka.
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