The Descendants book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Narrated in a bold, fearless, unforgettable voice and set agains. The Descendants is a novel written by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The American film The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne, with the adapted. Praise. “A Pandora's box–style tragicomedy [Kaui Hart Hemmings's] comic sense is finely honed in this refreshingly wry debut novel.”—The New York Times .

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The Descendants: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) [Kaui Hart Hemmings] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now a major . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Hemmings's bittersweet debut novel, an expansion of her first published short story ("The Minor Wars," from House. From Book 1: Evil tree. Bad Apple? Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary.

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There are many authors I admire: Actually, there are many books I love. What are you working on next? This one is also funny, yet tragic. I have a feeling I will always write about the painfully funny struggles of people in Edenic settings.

I have a queue of projects, sort of like an idea Netflix. The other day I met a man who is involved in a highly publicized lawsuit. He made me think of my character, Matt King. This man is who Matt would be in fifteen years, conflict included. The Descendants started as a short story.

Now I might not be able to let these characters rest. Sequel, perhaps?

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Read An Excerpt. Literary Fiction Category: Literary Fiction. Paperback 2 —. download the Ebook: Add to Cart Add to Cart. About The Descendants Narrated in a bold, fearless, unforgettable voice and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy. Product Details.

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It's here that Matt's rather one-dimensional character achieves depth - incoherent grief and rage find a focus in a very personal mission. The setting is lush, salty, somnambulant, a paradise at odds with Joanie's inert form and more suited to her legendary exploits.

This is a well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga which just about manages to avoid mawkishness and schmaltz. Topics Books. Fiction reviews.Retrieving her wand from the museum, Fairy Godmother improvises a version of Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo to destroy the talismans. I saw the movie before reading the book, which I hate doing because I feel the book gets ruined. This is a well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga which just about manages to avoid mawkishness and schmaltz.

From that day forward, she vowed to get off the island and into Auradon. Inspired by Your Browsing History.