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Graham Salisbury

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Graham Salisbury

I hope what gives my books their sense of authenticity, other than the natural inculcation of the island’s physical and cultural landscape, which ends up in my sentences by osmosis, is my use of language. In Hawaii we often speak what we call pidgin English, a kind of tropical patois. For example, in standard English, one would say, “I am going home.” In Hawaiian pidgin, it would be, “I going home.” A simple thing, but over the course of a novel, it becomes a bigger thing, a part of a character’s being. It resonates. Syntax, too, creates that feeling of authenticity... Read More


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Blue Skin of the Sea
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Blue Skin of the Sea
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Calvin Coconut #9: Extra Famous
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut #9: Extra Famous
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut #9: Extra Famous
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Man Trip
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix
Written by Graham Salisbury

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Calvin Coconut: Zoo Breath
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven
Written by Graham Salisbury, Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

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