|About the Book|
From bestselling Hawaiian author, Kiana Davenport, comes The Soul Ajar, a riveting political thriller and love story. Set primarily in contemporary Russia and the United States, here is a novel that brilliantly knits together four seeminglyMoreFrom bestselling Hawaiian author, Kiana Davenport, comes The Soul Ajar, a riveting political thriller and love story. Set primarily in contemporary Russia and the United States, here is a novel that brilliantly knits together four seemingly unconnected lives: Adam, a CIA intelligence operative who suffers from albinism, and searches for the Russian assassin who killed his mother, an act he witnessed as a child- Lily, a young Hawaiian-Chinese journalist who falls in love with him- Bazil, an Indian intelligence operative from Mumbai who befriends Adam- and Zahira, a beautiful Afghani girl mutilated by the Taliban. In this searing and multi-faceted novel, Davenport reveals the paths these characters travel as their lives become intertwined in a haunting and timeless story of the love that binds humans together, and the wars that continue to tear us apart.~ Praise For Kiana Davenports Novels ~THE SPY LOVERA great love story written in beautiful prose. Its been a long time since I cried while reading a novel. Davenport is a brilliant writer. -- The Huffington PostBeautiful writing. A page-turner. I could not lay it down. It will likely become a classic like Cold Mountain. -- The Washington TimesDavenport is ingenious. A powerful story of love and war. A novel you are unlikely to ever forget. -- Book ReporterHOUSE OF MANY GODSA powerful and moving experience. -- The Washington PostA lush, ambitious novel that offers a fascinating glimpse into the beauty and contradictions of Native Hawaiian culture. -- Publishers WeeklyDavenport mines the depths of emotions. Readers who enjoy a Doctor Zhivago-like saga will appreciate the broad scope of this novel. -- Library JournalSONG OF THE EXILEDeeply moving. She possesses the qualities all great writers have: deep compassion for their subjects. You cant read Kiana Davenport without being transformed. -- Alice WalkerIncredible. Haunting. A powerful tale of love and loss. -- Booklist (Starred)What separates Song of the Exile from popular novels is its intensity of feeling, its sensuous detail on every page, its dedication to a level of writing few bestsellers possess. -- Norman MailerSHARK DIALOGUESGreat storytelling! An epic feminine saga. Davenports prose is sharp and shining as a sword. Yet her sense of poetry and love of nature permeates each line.-- Isabel AllendeTorrid, yet intelligent. Compares with the fiction of Toni Morrison. -- GlamourA giant, image-fevered, luxuriant saga of a Hawaiian family...powerful, memorable, intoxicating. -- Kirkus Reviews.~ Praise for Kiana Davenports Prize-Winning Pacific Story Collections ~HOUSE OF SKIN (VOL. I)Haunting, hypnotic and beautiful. Astonishing writing! Magical and powerful stories about Hawaiians and the people of the Pacific. Brilliant and scary.-- Amazon Reader ReviewsCANNIBAL NIGHTS (VOL. II)Stunned by the power of these stories! She is a master tale-spinner. Great stories about obsession, loss and love. Her stories are exotic, vivid, beautiful and intense. I am a huge fan! Extraordinary. -- Amazon Reader ReviewsOPIUM DREAMS (VOL. III)Hair-raisingly beautiful! I learned so much about the people of the Pacific Islands.