Manoa, vol. 16, no. 2 (2004): Jungle Planet

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Jungle Planet

Jungle Planet and Other New Stories features new works of fiction, biography, and drama, plus artwork. These selections span time and place: a young man encounters a palm reader on a San Francisco bus; an old woman recalls the Japanese Occupation of Malaysia; a group of Cheyenne Indians journey to the edge of the known world; and, in the title piece, a child enjoys exotic animals on cable television as the outside world disintegrates.

Editor’s Note, vii



from Gaijin Yokozuna: A Biography of Chad Rowen, 87
Mark Panek

from Hawaiian Son: The Life and Music of Eddie Kamae, 152
James D. Houston with Eddie Kamae


The Brothers, 1
Lysley Tenorio

A Stone House, 14
Bay Anapol

Marriage Among the Believers: A Love Story, 21
David Borofka

Galveston Bay, 1826, 39
Eddie Chuculate

from The Real Life Test, 67
Bay Anapol

A Bar Mitzvah Boy, 79
Dionisio Velasco

Three Stories, 101
Marcelino Freire

Jungle Planet, 109
Lakambibi A. Sitoy

from One Night in Pohnpei, 117
Robert Barclay

Lizard, 131
Kim Yongha

Coming Home, 141
Wayne Karlin

The Palmist, 163
Andrew Lam

Friends, 169
Manjushree Thapa

Renata, 185
Lakambini A. Sitoy


Occupation, 47
Huzir Sulaiman

About the Contributors, 200