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Melal: A Novel of the Pacific (review)

Melal: A Novel of the Pacific (review) the contemporary pacific · spring 2004 wrote that Melal is a "rare and precious gift to all humanity." Byron Bender, a University of Hawai`i linguist who has devoted much of his career to the study of Marshallese language and culture, described Melal as "an extraordinary work that defies categorization . . . a political and social treatise disguised as a novel." Teaiwa and Bender are not alone in their assessments. Barclay has been named as the recipient of the Harriet Goldsberry Award in Hawai`i and was a finalist for the prestigious 2002 Kiriyama Prize for fiction. (Two of Barclay's competitors for the award were Booker Prize finalists.) Barnes and Nobel selected Melal for its Discover Great New Writers program and has promoted the book in its stores throughout the United States. Melal has received critical acclaim in Honolulu's leading daily and weekly newspapers. Author Patricia Grace's enthusiastic endorsement on the novel's back cover concludes with the note that Melal is "an important book." Barclay is now a doctoral student and lecturer in the English department of the University of Hawai`i, and Melal served as the thesis for his MA degree in that department's creativewriting program. Barclay first became http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Melal: A Novel of the Pacific (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (1) – Jan 23, 2004

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Abstract

the contemporary pacific · spring 2004 wrote that Melal is a "rare and precious gift to all humanity." Byron Bender, a University of Hawai`i linguist who has devoted much of his career to the study of Marshallese language and culture, described Melal as "an extraordinary work that defies categorization . . . a political and social treatise disguised as a novel." Teaiwa and Bender are not alone in their assessments. Barclay has been named as the recipient of the Harriet Goldsberry Award in Hawai`i and was a finalist for the prestigious 2002 Kiriyama Prize for fiction. (Two of Barclay's competitors for the award were Booker Prize finalists.) Barnes and Nobel selected Melal for its Discover Great New Writers program and has promoted the book in its stores throughout the United States. Melal has received critical acclaim in Honolulu's leading daily and weekly newspapers. Author Patricia Grace's enthusiastic endorsement on the novel's back cover concludes with the note that Melal is "an important book." Barclay is now a doctoral student and lecturer in the English department of the University of Hawai`i, and Melal served as the thesis for his MA degree in that department's creativewriting program. Barclay first became

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 23, 2004

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