Liz Prato

HAWAI‘I BOOK: VPP BABY'S ON FIRE STORIES & ESSAYS TEACHING & PRESENTING DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING READINGS & EVENTS ABOUT & CONTACT
 

For Fans of Sarah Vowell and Kaui

Hart Hemmings, Liz Prato's eassy collection

is a must-read."

--Kristina Kahakauwila

 

 

“Searching, wise, intimate and illuminating, Liz Prato’s Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege is a complicated love letter to a place and a powerful reckoning of a life. I was moved and astonished by this beautiful book.”

                 – Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

 

Overcup Press

April 16, 2019

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VOLCANOES, PALM TREES,

& PRIVILEGE:

Essays on Hawai‘i

 

“Liz Prato’s profound meditations on place dislocate and then relocate understandings of Hawaiʻi from the point of view of the non-native visitor. This book is a love letter to the land and people of Hawaiʻi, with a keen awareness that some people must let their story of this place go. Breathtaking."
 
—Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water and Book of Joan 
 
"Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege is not only a breezy and appealing primer on how to negotiate both Hawai’i in all its astonishing variety and the enormous advantages and nagging burdens of privilege; it’s also a moving memoir about familial loss and the reconstitution of an essential version of the self.  Liz Prato is beautifully smart about how disempowerment works, and how to combat it." 
 
—Jim Shepard, author of The Book of Aron, and The Tunnel at the End of the Light
 
"In  Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege we witness a deeply personal tale of love, loss, and honest accounting as the author comes to understand her relationship with the islands through the crucible of family.”
     
Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of 
          This Is Paradise
 
“A brilliant meditation on cheeseburgers in paradise, Liz Prato’s fearless and tender investigation of our complex relationship with Hawai‘i will blow your mind. Hula dancers, aloha shirts, surfing, and the idyllic tropical vacation will never look the same. It’s a reckoning whose time is long overdue.”                   
       —Karen Karbo, author of In Praise of Difficult Women, and the Kick-Ass Women series

 

"Prato’s work stays winningly informal and idiosyncratic throughout and . . . coalesces into an intriguing and informative journey through the 50th state." --Publishers Weekly

 

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