Volcanoes, Palm Trees & Privilege (Paperback)
Essays on Hawai'i
Overcup Press, 9781732610309, 224pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
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Liz Prato combines lyricism, research and humor to explore her role as a white tourist in a seemingly paradisiacal land that has been largely formed and destroyed by white outsiders. Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are masterfully woven with her personal narrative of loss and survival in linked essays, offering unique insight into how the touristic ideal of Hawai'i came to be, and what Hawai'i is at its core.