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Tiare In Bloom

Now that Materena is a big success with her radio talk show, the word on the Island is that she won't be bothering with Pito much longer. The children are all grown up and gone, so what use does she have for him anyway? Pito has heard the whispers around town, but he's not worried: He's still the man for Materena. They're married now, after all.

But he can't help noticing the changes in Materena. She's spending more and more time at the radio station and with her girlfriends instead of coming home to cook for Pito. And why does a Tahitian woman need to know how to drive, anyway? He tries to shrug it off, but when Materena doesn't come home after a night of dancing, Pito has had enough! OK, so his gut is a bit tautau, and he's not a big superstar like his wife, but how is he supposed fix things with Materena when she doesn't even give him a chance?

Luckily for Pito, his opportunity comes when Tiare, a three-month-old baby girl, is left on their doorstep with nothing but the clothes on her back and a birth certificate declaring "father unknown." According to Tiare's great aunt the baby's father is Materena and Pito's eldest son, Tamatoa. But with Tamatoa away on military service and Materena busy at work, it's up to Pito to care for the new bundle of joy.

Tiare In Bloom
by Célestine Vaite

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2007
  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • ISBN-10: 0316114677
  • ISBN-13: 9780316114677