Lono Waiwaiole

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                             LONO WAIWAIOLE

Please join us to hear author Lono Waiwaiole read from his new book, White Swan. This is Waiwaiole’s seventh novel and his first departure from noir crime fiction.

White Swan chronicles the life of Eddie Clem, who grew up on the Yakama reservation in the 1950s and subsequently did what most Yakama boys did at that time: learned to rodeo and shoot hoops, fell in love, grew into a man, had children, and then watched them repeat the same process. How Eddie and all the people he loves eventually connect with each other unfolds in a tale that celebrates the power of love, family, and a people who have been tied to each other for centuries in the space between a mountain and a river that bears their name in the heart of central Washington.

 A self-described “poor, mixed-race kid” who bounced around the West Coast during his childhood, Waiwaiole felt like an outsider everywhere he went until he moved to White Swan, Washington, where he was made to feel at home there by a Yakama family who virtually adopted him. White Swan is a tribute to that family. Waiwaiole is a retired high school social studies and English teacher. He has also worked as a newspaper editor, associate editor of a regional magazine, director of publications and sports information at a small liberal arts college, and a professional poker player. He lives in Portland.

This event is free and open to the public. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. For more information, contact Kim Bissell or Sally McPherson (503) 284-1726 or events@broadwaybooks.net.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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