Daughters of Fire: Tom Peek Discusses His New Novel

Daughters of Fire bookcover

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October 29, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Author Tom Peek talks about his mystical novel Daughters of Fire, which illuminates how the Hawaiian islands' transformation into a tourist mecca and developers’ gold mine sparked a Native Hawaiian movement to reclaim their culture, protect sacred land, and step into the future with wisdom. A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors.

Peek, winner of a 2013 Benjamin Franklin Silver Finalist Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association, has lived for 25 years in Hawai‘i, where he has worked as a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, wildland firefighter and exhibit writer in HawaiĘ»i Volcanoes National Park. He has worked closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners and lives on Kilauea.

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Jamie Lausch Vander Broek jlausch@umich.edu
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