The uniqueness and magic of the Hawaiian Islands, a voyage between dream and reality experienced with sensitivity and irony.
«Further from emerged lands than any other place on earth, the archipelago of Hawaii rises like a green, throbbing lighthouse in the immense blue of the great Pacific Ocean. Who am I in the middle of this? I can’t recount Hawaii. I can only recount myself in Hawaii».
The Hawaiian Islands have always been part of the public imagination: Captain Cook, the ukulele, Pearl Harbor, Marilyn Monroe... Precisely for this reason, the visitor who gets past the heavy load of stereotypes and symbols that accompany the Islands will find unexpected surprises: behind the postcard paradise lie a nature that reigns supreme, a microcosm of characters and stories that are often odd and unusual, always capable of thrilling and leaving their mark on those willing to listen.
The author of Honolulu Baby lets himself be carried away by the magic of these lands, and with him the reader, establishing a contact and grasping the uniqueness of these islands suspended between dream and reality with sensitivity and irony.
Alessandro Agostinelli is director of Festival del Viaggio di Firenze, cinema and media critic, and collaborates with «L’espresso» and Rai radio 3. He has authored the novel La vita secca (2002) and the essays La Società del Giovanimento (2004), I commandamenti dei fratelli Coen (2010), and David Lynch and Grande Fratello (2011).