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WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | 9 EVEERVEYRTYHTHININGG Fiction book club to meet Kona Stories hosts a fiction book club discussing “Bark” by Loorie Moore on Tuesday. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Prize for Literature and a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/ Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her novel, “A Gate at the Stairs,” was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/ Faulkner Award. In her book, Bark, are eight masterful stories. Lorrie Moore in a perfect blend of craft and bewitched spirit, explores the passage of time, and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In the first story, “Debarking,” a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see-in all its irresistible hilarity and darkness-the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In “Foes,” a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In “The Juniper Tree,” a teacher, visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend, is forced to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in “Wings,” we watch the unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians who neither held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead ends and the workings of regret. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the store. Book groups are free if books are purchased at Kona Stories, or a $5 donation is requested. Info: 324-0350. Honokaa Public Library book club to meet The Honokaa Public Library hosts a book club from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday. This month, the club is reading “The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival” by John Vaillan. The book tells the gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator. Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous. As Vaillant recreates these extraordinary events, he gives readers an unforgettable and masterful work of narrative nonfiction that combines a riveting portrait of a stark and mysterious region of the world and its people, with the natural history of nature’s most deadly predator. Info: 775-8881. ■ ➠ Continued from page 4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT traveling companion and a besotted plastic surgeon. Playing members of the police force are: Stephen Alves as Officer Brophy, Rob Payesko as Officer Klein, John Holliday as Officer O’Hara, and Peter Anderegg as Lieutenant Rooney. Allen Eggleston plays Mr. Gibbs, who narrowly escapes the “charity” of the aunts, and Chazz Alley plays Mr. Witherspoon, who may be their final victim. Alley is also the props master for the production. Other crew members include Jerry Tracy, director; Kira Kane, assistant director and stage manager; Barbara Masters, producer; Gerald Lucena, set designer; Anne Waugh, costume designer; Donna Choy, costume “lieutenant”; Ed Cochran and Victor Lugo, lead set builders; and Felicity Johnson, house manager. Support staff includes Melissa Geiger, managing director, Tiffany Kutsunai, operations coordinator, and Rich Bickel, technical director. “Arsenic and Old Lace” was written in 1941 by Joseph Kesselring, and enjoyed a successful run on Broadway, featuring Boris Karloff as Jonathan. The show ran for 1,444 performances. The 1944 ➠ Continued from page 8 Continued on page 11 ➠


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