What grabbed me most about the book though, above the humour, was the author's description of Hawaii - I really felt like I was experiencing the life there - the sights, the sounds, the tastes, the flora, the diverse population. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. Cullen Kinnell is an intelligent man and old enough to know better than to play with fire. There is not a lot I can add to what other reviewers have already said about this book. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership.
Winter in Volcano is intriguing, disturbing, sexy, eloquent, and funny. They begin to secretly date, exploring their island paradise while trying to avoid suspicious co-workers, former lovers, an abundance of apparitions and a pair of dim-witted student athletes. About this Item: Hutchinson, 1999. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. Gary Kissick's witty and richly expressive first novel explores how unsuitable love can cause an eruption of conflicting emotions, from which no one emerges unscathed.
From United Kingdom to U. Please note this book is over 20 years old. He now lives in Suffolk, where he teaches for the University of Maryland in Europe. Kissick often strains too hard for poetic effect and the narrative is crowded with similes. Blended together carefully, the outcome is a fascinating story and journey around the world that constantly surprises and enlightens the reader.
Upon graduating from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, Gary Kissick settled in Hawaii, where he taught English at the University, wrote rock reviews for a surfing magazine, and freelanced as nature photographer. He wondered as he sipped his beer, what ancestral dance had produced such impish racoon eyes -eyes she was fond of hiding behind oversized sunglasses that only served to emphasise her nose, a perfect minature. The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way. First Edition - may be Reissue. He wondered as he sipped his beer, what ancestral dance had produced such impish racoon eyes -eyes she was fond of hiding behind oversized sunglasses that only served to emphasise her nose, a perfect minature.
I've probably gained him a reader or two -- although lost him a sale or two -- by passing around my copy of his book. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. Few people, if any, use the English language the way Gary Kissick does. Winter in Volcano by Gary Kissick. Functioning as an extended metaphor, the disastrous vacation mirrors the collapse of their affair. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. From the rural Sichuan province. You can see his poet background in every sentence. Winter In Volcano is so witty and erotic, each page will have you both laughing out loud and uncomfortably aroused.
He is also wildly funny. From United Kingdom to U. A mysterious aura hovers over the couple, and they are even haunted by the villain of a local legend, a man who murdered his wife and her lover in a hotel room. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.
Needing an escape from Cullen's bosses, Sister Lucia and Father Plecko, Felicia's protective parents, student jocks who blackmail Kinnell for flunking them, and the dead uncle who appears to Felicia in inexplicable nightmares, the two plan a trip to the Big Island to see a volcanic eruption. . When Cullen learns Felicia's real reason for visiting the Big Island, he is forced to reevaluate his idyllic Hawaii romance. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. It is beautifully written, with great use of the language, and is consistently amusing throughout, many times laugh out loud funny, though with moments of great poignancy. And what, he wondered, might be the genealogy of that wickedly sullen mouth? This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. An apparently unread copy in perfect condition.
Adding a sprinkling of salt to your dinner will never quite feel the same again. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Jacket in very good condition, has not been price clipped, states £10. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. From United Kingdom to U. About this Item: Hutchinson, 1999.
About this Item: Hutchinson, 1999. And what, he wondered, might be the genealogy of that wickedly sullen mouth? He wondered as he sipped his beer, what ancestral dance had produced such impish racoon eyes -eyes she was fond of hiding behind oversized sunglasses that only served to emphasise her nose, a perfect minature. From United Kingdom to U. His writing has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous reviews. Luxuriating in his island paradise, Cullen Kinnell, 32-year-old English teacher at Holy Mount College, begins a secret affair with former student Felicia Mattos. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. So much so that I am now looking to book a holiday there! When he concentrates on everyday detail, however, he brings to life a seldom-glimpsed middle-class, heterogeneous Hawaii.