Softcover, 252 pp.
David Boyland, a counselor at Hawaii's most elite private school, is an absurd contradiction of privilege and victimhood. He enters middle-age still obsessed with memories of Isabella, the flower of island society who was the unrequited love of his youth. That is, until he meets her teenage daughter. He sweats, he stutters, he reaches for his inhaler, but he's going for it in Angela Nishimoto's turn-of-the-century masterpiece of sly, dark comedy and burning social critique.