Ullman, James Ramsey Fia Fia
Cleveland, Ohio The World Publishing Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Minor shelfwear, PO's name on pastedown. DJ sunned along spine, top edge, minor edgewear. A clean, unmarked copy.
"The setting is an exotic, remote island in the South Seas—Tiara. Suddenly Tiara’s peace is disturbed by a group of Americans, who come to build the first luxury hotel in the South Pacific. Businessmen all, they must ignore the fact that their work will inevitably change the Tiaran way of life. And no one knows this better than engineer Mitchell Carr, who had been here during the war and who is coming back for the first time in 18 years. It was here that he had the only true love he has ever known, with the beautiful native girl Lovana, to whom love on a lush grass carpet by a crystal-clear lake was a natural, simple thing. Haunted by the failure of his two marriages, he longs for the simplicity and contentment he once had known. Despite his yearnings, nowhere among his expectations is meeting Va’ina, Lovana’s niece, by the same secluded lake with its still, crystal water. And he has not counted on John Koa, a half-white, half-Polynesian boy--Lovana’s son."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall