Book Club: Cane Fires
Saturday May 25 01:00 PM Wednesday May 29 01:00 PM
Honolulu Museum of Art
Docent: Kaui Philpotts
by Kaui Philpotts
In the time after World War II when the Hawaiian islands were still blanketed with fields of sugar cane and pineapple, the myriad of ethnic races living in plantation camps have only just begun to inter-marry in greater numbers. In the midst of these turbulent times on the island of Maui, a hapa-haole family struggles with their infidelities, ambitions and passions as long-held social and political norms are about to crash and their way of life will disappear forever. This is a book of short stories where a child learns about betrayal, a young war bride struggles to fit into the rigid plantation system and the past continues to haunt the present.
About: Join the Book Club—a docent-led two-hour experience—to understand the collection in new ways and make new friends. Books are selected to connect with the museum’s galleries and specific works of art. Read the book and discuss with fellow readers.
The Book Club meets on the last Saturday and Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3pm.
Admission: Free with museum admission. RSVP required.