HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
As his mother napped, Taka’s nervous knees climbed the stairs of the University of Hawai‘i’s main administration building. In his sweaty hands he held a letter, more an invitation, or a summons.
Charles Hemenway, the president of the university’s board of regents, had sent Taka a letter in the middle of finals. “If you can make yourself available at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, at my university office, I have something I would like to discuss with you.”