"The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed bestseller THE DESCENDANTS ("Audaciously comic" -The New Yorker), a novel about a mother grieving her son's death in a Colorado resort town who is faced with another shock-the appearance of a strange girl carrying a secret that will change their lives irrevocably. "--
A descendant of royalty and one of the largest landowners in Hawaii, Matthew King struggles to deal with his out-of-control daughters--ten-year-old Scottie and seventeen-year-old Alex--as well as his comatose wife, whom they are about to remove from life support.
Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.