Local by Jessica Machado audiobook

Local: A Memoir

By Jessica Machado
Read by Mapuana Makia

Brilliance Audio 9781542027328

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/01/2023

    ISBN: 9781978694620

  • Available on 01/01/2023

    ISBN: 9781978694620

Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A powerful, lush memoir about a Hawaiian woman who ran away from paradise to discover who she is and where she belongs

Born and raised in Hawaii by a father whose ancestors are indigenous to the land and a mother from the American South, Jessica Machado wrestles with what it means to be “local.”

Feeling separate from the history and tenets of Hawaiian culture that have been buried under the continental imports of malls and MTV, Jessica often sees her homeland reflected back to her from the tourist perspective―as an uncomplicated paradise. Her existence, however, feels far from that ideal.

Balancing her parents’ divorce, an ailing mother, and growing anxiety, Jessica rebels. She moves to Los Angeles, convinced that she will leave her complicated family behind and define herself. Instead, her isolation only becomes more severe, and her dying mother follows her to California. For Jessica, the only way to escape is a reckless downward spiral.

Interwoven with a rich and nuanced exploration of Hawaiian history and traditions, Local is a personal and moving narrative about family, grief, and reconnecting to the land she tried to leave behind.

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Author Bio: Jessica Machado

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English