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Author: Kiana Davenport Narrator: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 1999 ISBN: 9781436146593
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This beautiful and haunting novel bares the soul of a Hawaiian-American family during World War II. As you share in the Meahuna family’s misfortunes and triumphs, a sense of intense intimacy evolves. Cristine McMurdo-Wallis lets you savor the family members’ remarkable, heartwrenching stories as they are revealed piece by piece in language rich with sensuous detail. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The Hawaiian chapters are a sensory blowout—the scent of ginger, the taste of mango, the sound of frying squid…pack Song of the Exile for your next trip to the tropics…richer than a box of macadamias.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “With a keen sense of place and history, Davenport’s well-researched  and exquisitely crafted novel explores the myriad facets of racism worldwide. A historical novel in the most vibrant sense of the term, Song of Exile brings the past alive with grace and subtlety.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “The strengths of this novel are many. Davenport is a superb storyteller. She always keeps her readers engaged in her novel’s story and caring about her characters.”

    Seattle Times

  • “[An] utterly absorbing story…Song of Exile is about love and war, hopes and dreams, the individual and history. It’s the perfect beach book, an escape to a Hawaii that springs to vivid life beyond the postcard views.”

    New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • “Roiling, romantic…Rich and textured…There’s music, passion, refugee camps, cruelty, and all the strange bedfellows bred by destiny.”


  • “Davenport weaves into her lush narrative indelible portraits of Honolulu’s narrow back streets and hot music clubs, Hawaii’s complex coming to statehood, and of the pain, disfigurement, and shame that was the legacy of the war’s tragic legion of so-called comfort women.”


  • “Davenport has a clarity of vision that makes her descriptions of Hawaii a match for the island's lush environment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Kiana Davenport is the author of the novels House of Many Gods, Song of the Exile, and Shark Dialogues, and two story collections, House of Skin and Cannibal Nights. A native Hawaiian, her novels and stories have won numerous awards and have been translated into twenty languages.

About the Narrator

Cristine McMurdo-Wallis has appeared on stages from Connecticut to Alaska. She appeared in the Seattle Shakespeare Theater and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has also worked with the Alaska Repertory Theater, the Seattle Repertory Theater, and the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, New York. Cristine’s film credits include The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and American Heart, with Jeff Bridges. She lives in New York City.