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Mauna Kea A Novel of Hawai‘i by Tom PeekA gripping tale of clashing passions—science and spirituality, vengeance and compassion, fear, and courage—set atop 14,000-foot Mauna Kea, realm of revered goddesses and star-wise explorers. A young vagabond running from America’s turmoil is forced to confront his own grief and rage on an embattled holy mountain in Hawai‘i. There he encounters a mysterious domain of ancient mountain deities and the Native Hawaiians who revere them. Through his startling experiences, he learns the power of aloha and discovers an untapped reservoir of faith and courage that rekindles his hope—in himself and the world. Includes an illustrated map and 12 pen-and-ink drawings by John D. Dawson. Tom Peek, an award-winning novelist and acclaimed writing teacher, lived his early life on Minnesota’s Upper Mississippi River. After hitchhiking by boat through the South Seas, he settled on Hawai‘i Island three decades ago, where he’s been an astronomy and mountain guide on Mauna Kea, an eruption ranger and exhibit writer on Kilauea, and an insider participant in the efforts to protect both sacred volcanoes.
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