Gaff (Hardcover)

By Shan Correa

Peachtree Publishers, 9781561455263, 212pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010



Paul Silva lives in a magical placeon a farm high in the hills of a lush, green Hawaiian island, where his disabled father raises, trains, and doctors to roosters intended for cockfighting. The family business sickens Paul, but its the only way his family can continue to live in the place he loves. Eventually, he must realize that being a man goes beyond wielding the power to hurt people and animals, and meet the tests of making decisions in a real world, which is far from a paradise.