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Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003
Atkinson, Deborah Turrell
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
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The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Connie Martinson Talks Books
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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.
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Women lawyers - Fiction
Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Mimi Melnick before the break and Deborah Turrell Atkinson after the break.

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