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50 States of Literature: Heads in Hawaii | Columbia Spectator

50 States of Literature: Heads in Hawaii | Columbia Spectator

The Columbia Spectator heads to Hawaii with the novel Heads by Harry:

Lois-ann Yamanaka is exceptionally gifted at making the unusual and unsavory seem exotic and entrancing—taxidermy is “true art, not a painting or poem, inaccurate and prone to interpretation, but breathing life into flesh drawing breath.” She also renders the Hawaiian landscape as something beyond simply lush. Instead, it is a land full of diverse elements and peoples.