Blue Skin of the Sea

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Blue Skin of the Sea

By Graham Salisbury

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440219057, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1994

Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores characters like Aunty Pearl, a full-blooded Hawaiian as regal as the queens of old; cool Jack, from L.A., who starts a gang and dares Sonny to be brave enough, cruel enough, to join; mysterious Melanie, who steals his heart; and Deeps, the shark hunter.
But the most memorable character is the sea itself: inviting, unpredictable, deadly. Mendoza men are brave men, but Sonny's courage is of a different kind. Why can't he love and trust the water as the men of his family are meant to do?

About the Author
Graham Salisbury is the author of several novels, among them the award-winning "Lord of the Deep, Blue Skin of the Sea," and "Under the Blood-Red Sun."