Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son

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ISBN: 9781573063340

FIRST PRIZE Winner 2013 Poetry/Prose Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies

Oriental Faddah and Son delivers “Da Pidgin Guerrilla’s” most entertaining, yet poignant work to date through a combination of lamenting and humorous poems. As you read, you will journey with author Lee A. Tonouchi through childhood and adolescence into adulthood. You will laugh out loud, sometimes cry, and maybe even discover things about yourself along the way.

Award winning author Tonouchi delivers a captivating, semi-autobiographical tale through his mastery of the Pidgin language. Tonouchi intricately weaves life’s most basic human elements—love and loss, birth and death—while uncovering the identity of one’s true self. In the “Guerrilla’s” case, it’s the essence of being an Okinawan in Hawaiʻi.


Author Lee A. Tonouchi, a.k.a Da Pidgin Guerrilla, is co-editor of the Hybolics literary magazine, writer of da award-winning Pidgin short story collection Da Word, and author of da essay collection Living Pidgin: Contemplations on Pidgin Culture.


paperback   |   127 pages   |   7" x 9"   |   B&W