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Linda Ballou discusses her novel - WAI-NANI: HIGH CHIEFESS OF HAWAI’I – HER EPIC JOURNEY

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Aug 23 Linda Ballou Ballou WAI-NANI: HIGH CHIEFESS OF HAWAII – HER EPIC JOURNEY by Linda Ballou is an historical novel couched in magical realism set in pre-contact Hawaii. Wai-nani embodies all that was good in ancient Polynesian society. Athletic, assertive, and brave she stands beside her warrior-king husband sharing in his joys and sorrows for forty years. Like all Hawaiians, she is a water baby— finding strength, solace and wisdom in the sea. Her greatest pleasure is swimming with her wild dolphin friend, Eku. Throughout her life, she rails against the “kapu system” that calls for human sacrifices, separate eating-houses for men and women, and severe penalties for the slightest infractions of laws imposed upon the common people by ruling chiefs and priests vested with the power of gods. Come listen and call-in while Linda discusses her book and the research she did to make it real. www.lindaballouauthor.com $17.95 Paperback 280 pages Lballou6@sbcglobal.net http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/