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The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere, by Heidi Heilig

...I talk about Heidi Heilig's upcoming The Girl from Everywhere:

The worldbuilding incorporates both history and myth, and Heilig’s descriptions of Hawaii—most of the story takes place in Hawaii toward the end of the monarchy—are colorful and lush and vivid and loving. It’s a fast-paced adventure with plenty of action, but it also deals with empire and colonialism, with class and racism—personally, as experienced by Nix, whose mother was Chinese, and other members of Slate’s very diverse crew, as well as part of the larger picture—and with guilt and grief and addiction.