Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii
By Frances H. Kakugawa; Watermark Press, 2011
Kakugawa shares the stores of her life in the town of Kapoho on the Big Island of Hawai'i -- a town that no longer exists. Her home and the town of Kapoho was buried beneath a blanket of lava when she was 18 years old. Kakugawa's stories include her wartime era drama in "The Enemy Wore My Face" and the sweet poignancy of her parents' relationship in "A One-Chopstick Marriage," weaving a tapestry of memories drawn from life in a Hawaiian plantation village.
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