The Descendants

The Descendants

By  Kaui Hart Hemmings

Narrated in a fearless voice full of bold hilarity and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy.

A descendant of one of Hawaii's largest landowners, Matt King finds his luck changed when his fun-loving, flighty wife Joanie falls into a coma, victim of a boating accident. Matt is left in sole charge of his two daughters, teenage ex-model and recovering drug addict Alex, and Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old. And then Matt discovers Joanie has been having an affair. Deciding to seek out Joanie's lover so that he too has a chance to say his goodbyes, Matt takes to the road with his daughters on a memorable journey of painful revelations and unexpected humour...

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Paperback

9780099570240

January 6, 2012

Vintage

RRP $27.99

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Paperback

9780099513131

April 9, 2009

Vintage

RRP $26.99

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EBook

9781407015712

April 9, 2009

Vintage Digital

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