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Title
Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003
Creator
Atkinson, Deborah Turrell
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2003
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the readers to question whether the uncle had died of natural causes or if there was some sort of foul play involved. Atkinson discusses her background of living in Hawaii for the past 25 years and how she wanted to incorporate the land into a mystery novel. She tells how she used native Hawaiian myth and actual customs to enrich the book. She ends the interview by explaining how her friends from different cultures helped to edit the rituals in the book to make sure they were authentic.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:14:56
Identifier
cmt00627_0002
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/629
Language
English
Subject
Women lawyers - Fiction
Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
Source
Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Mimi Melnick before the break and Deborah Turrell Atkinson after the break.

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