The story of ‘Ikau, a young Hawaiian man in search of a place to belong, continues in this sequel to Written in the Sky.
He is still living in the park, watching the prowlings of a mangy cat, getting caught up in a swarm of golden butterflies, sleeping under a bridge, having flying dreams.
His wanderings take him downtown, to the scuzziness around A‘ala Park, to the planetarium at Bishop Museum, to a graveyard where he timetravels back to an earlier Honolulu, to a rehabilitation hospital, and to a rally at ‘Iolani Palace. And at last, among the Hawaiians there, he finds–blessedly–what he has always wanted and needed: the embrace of family. He belongs, and life is good.