Blue Skin of the Sea

Written by Graham SalisburyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Graham Salisbury

· Laurel Leaf
· eBook · December 24, 2008 · $6.99 · 978-0-307-51469-1 (0-307-51469-2)

middot; 978-0-307-51469-1 (0-307-51469-2)
Also available as a paperback.

About this Book
Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores characters like Aunty Pearl, a full-blooded Hawaiian as regal as the queens of old; cool Jack, from L.A., who starts a gang and dares Sonny to be brave enough, cruel enough, to join; mysterious Melanie, who steals his heart; and Deeps, the shark hunter.

But the most memorable character is the sea itself: inviting, unpredictable, deadly. Mendoza men are brave men, but Sonny's courage is of a different kind. Why can't he love and trust the water as the men of his family are meant to do?

From the Paperback edition.