Book cover with title 'Kona Winds' by Scott Kikkows

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of  “Kona Winds,” the debut novel by Japanese American author Scott Kikkawa. This noir murder mystery is set in Honolulu in 1953, when Hawai‘i was evolving from a racially stratified, near-feudal plantation colony to the multi-ethnic 50th state.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m. at The Manifest (32 N. Hotel St.). For more information, email


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