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Cannibal Nights

A collection of stories by

From bestselling Hawaiian author, Kiana Davenport, comes CANNIBAL NIGHTS Pacific Stories, Volume II a follow-up to her bestselling collection, HOUSE OF SKIN, PRIZE-WINNING STORIES. Here are provocative and shocking tales of family, love, betrayal, terrorism, murder, rape, revenge all set in the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tonga, Easter Island, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Australia, where the author has lived and traveled extensively. Davenport offers her readers not just mesmerizing writing, but also brings bulletins from an ancient, yet seemingly brave, new world barely explored in contemporary literature.

A Chinese-Hawaiian Navy SEAL pursues Al Qaeda operatives who murdered his daughter. A young Tongan girl betrays her father, and sacrifices her future, when she discovers his adultery. In trying to hide their men from slave-ships roaming the Pacific, the women of Easter Island ultimately become their victims. As Paul Gauguin lies dying of syphilis and morphine-addiction, the mystery of who painted his last portraits is finally solved.

A Tahitian girl searches for her natural father, a French Foreign Legionnaire, and learns the terrible price of too much curiosity. An Australian Aborigine exacts final payback from the white men who raped her. A Hawaiian brother and sister struggle for normalcy, and even happiness, in their life-long afflictions with Foetal-Alcohol Syndrome.


"She exhibits the character great writers must have. You can't read Kiana Davenport without being transformed." - Alice Walker

"Reading Davenport is an overwhelming experience. Her prose is sharp and shining as a sword." - Isabel Allende

"Her writing has an intensity of feeling, a dedication to a level of writing few bestsellers possess." - Norman Mailer

"Writing that's timeless, magical, a powerful, moving experience." - The Washington Post

"Davenport's imagination and vision will haunt you for a long time." - The Chicago Tribune

What Amazon readers are saying about HOUSE OF SKIN PRIZE-WINNING STORIES:

(5 Stars) "STUNNED BY THE POWER OF THESE STORIES! They are so visceral, the intensity knocked me over. I cried while reading "The Lipstick Tree" and "Dragon Seed." These beautiful stories will haunt me for a long time." - Becky Young

(5 Stars) "STUNNING! Great stories about obsession, loss and love." - Joyce Akesson

(5 Stars) "WONDERFUL STORIES WRITTEN BY A MASTER TALE SPINNER WITH A UNIQUE VOICE. With this one book Davenport now ranks among my favorite authors." - Thomas Dulaney

(5 Stars) "AN EXTRAORDINARY WORLD. You will never read another world as fantastic as this one. With extraordinarily succinct yet poetic style, Davenport defines the beauty and tragedy of these characters in a way that's stunning." - Scott F. Gray

(5 Stars) "HOUSE OF SKIN IS A MUST-READ. Her Pacific stories are exotic, vivid, beautiful, riveting. I am a huge fan of this writer." - Honi Aumiller.


Used availability for Kiana Davenport's Cannibal Nights

Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: CANNIBAL NIGHTS Pacific Stories, Volume II
Author(s): Kiana Davenport
Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA