By Mark Panek
"This e-book tells of private triumphs and screw ups, and likewise the triumphs and screw ups of households, groups, companies, organizations, governments, and church buildings facing the a number of results of ‘progress’ in modern Hawai‘i. there were heroes and villains in any respect levels—frequently, an identical members and companies are either even as. the tale of Percy Kipapa is principally poignant simply because specialist sumo gave him a distinct chance to go beyond Hawai‘i’s tradition of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug dependancy, which finally all introduced him down besides. Mark Panek has performed a masterful activity of weaving those strands together."—Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai‘i nation senator
"Spanning the heritage of Waikane and the brutality of Japan’s nationwide activity, colossal Happiness is a remarkably bold piece that hyperlinks one man’s homicide to the ice epidemic, land improvement, and political corruption in Hawai‘i. Mark Panek’s meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking tale, jam-packed with voices that ring actual, is an indictment of a whole procedure that overwhelmed a steady big. whereas different Hawai‘i writers live in ‘take me again to da kine’ nostalgia, Panek tells it love it fairly is." —Chris McKinney, writer of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka.