A Little Too Much Is Enough by Kathleen Tyau

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A first novel set in and around Honolulu after World War II depicts a young girl's struggle for her own identity in a large and complicated Hawaiian-Chinese family that is a mixture of traditions and racial identities.
 

About Kathleen Tyau

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Kathleen Tyau grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. She liKathleen Tyau grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. She liKathleen Tyau grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. She lives in Oregon. ves in Oregon. ves in Oregon.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 225 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author heartrendingly conveys throughout the theme of losing paradise: Two especially beautiful chapters show a Hawaiian neighbor mourning for his male companion and Mahi's Hawaiian godmother expressing her understanding of why the girl must leave the islands.

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Tyau's first novel, set in Honolulu during the years following WWII, is an evocative story of a Hawaiian girl whose extended family blends Chinese and Japanese traditions with the changing values of Hawaiian and American culture.

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