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By Ron Tanner | Comments: ( 731 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

In the Marshall Islands, an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their hosts, the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses It s 2004, the Iraq war is heating up, and 9 11 is fresh in everyone s minds FollowingIn the Marshall Islands, an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their hosts, the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses It s 2004, the Iraq war is heating up, and 9 11 is fresh in everyone s minds Following four interconnected story lines the meltdown of a burned out cultural liaison who has gone native and bitterly resents his role in keeping the Marshallese down a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey the struggles of a young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving accident and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the States Missile Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans trying to realize their American Dream in this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who are both angered and bedazzled by that dream.


  • Title: Missile Paradise
  • Author: Ron Tanner
  • ISBN: 9781632460097
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Ron Tanner

Ron and his wife, Jill, live on an historic farm in Maryland Established in 1860, Good Contrivance Farm had in recent decades been long neglected Ron and Jill are now restoring it as the centerpiece of their non profit venture to promote the preservation and restoration of historic family farms Learn at historicfarm.Previously, they lived in a former fraternity house that they saved from ruin and renovated to its former Victorian glory The house was featured in This Old House magazine Ron has written about this adventure in his latest book, From Animal House to Our House A Love Story See at Houselove.Ron Tanner s awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others He has won fellowships from the Copernicus Society, Sewanee Writers Conference, and the National Park Service, to name a few, and his stories and essays have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, West Branch, and the Massachusetts Review His first collection of stories, A Bed of Nails, won both the G.S Sharat Chandra award and the Towson Prize for Literature His most recent novel, Missile Paradise, was named a notable book by the American Library Association in 2017.Ron teaches writing at Loyola University in Balti, Maryland, and directs the Marshall Islands Story Project mistories , which seeks to preserve the oral story telling culture of the Marshallese people.


Missile Paradise Ron Tanner May , Missile Paradise is a breathtaking example of narrative control, the way Ron Tanner so effortlessly weaves his threads together This is a unique, complex, and compelling story unlike anything I ve read before Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang Missiles In Paradise Iron Modeler Oct , In October , U.S Air Force reconnaissance planes discovered the construction sites for Soviet medium and long range ballistic missiles on the island nation the Cubans had allowed the Soviets to base their missiles there as a threat to the U.S mainland directly. Missile Paradise Kindle edition by Ron Tanner May , Missile Paradise is a breathtaking example of narrative control, the way Ron Tanner so effortlessly weaves his threads together This is a unique, complex, and compelling story unlike anything I ve read before Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner Feb , Missile Paradise reads quickly The characters are vivid and, in many ways, psychologically intriguing To some extent, there is a bit of preachiness and Missile Paradise Ron Tanner Trade Paperback Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner available in Trade Paperback on Powells, also read synopsis and reviews Chinua Achebe meets Graham Greene in this satirical and Missile Paradise Literary Hub Apr , The following is from Ron Tanner s novel, Missile Paradise Ron Tanner s awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others He is the author of A Bed of Nails, Kiss Me Stranger, and From Animal House to Our House He and his wife live in a defunct former fraternity house and run a DIY site called Missile Paradise Ig Publishing Missile Paradise is a breathtaking example of narrative control, the way Ron Tanner so effortlessly weaves his threads together This is a unique, complex, and compelling story unlike anything I ve read before Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang Missile Paradise Snowflakes in a Blizzard Apr , Missile Paradise was difficult to write At first it started out as a collection of stories It took me ten years to get it right WHY THIS TITLE Missile Paradise refers to the place the paradisiacal mid Pacific islands, where the story occurs and the missiles that the American government is building and testing out there. Missile Paradise overdrive In the Marshall Islands, an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their hosts, the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses. Missile Paradise Omaha Public Library OverDrive In the Marshall Islands, an island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their hosts, the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses.


Comments Missile Paradise

  • Tracy

    I appreciate each character’s ability to persevere. They experience extreme loss – of love, limb, identify - but Tanner leaves the reader with possibility. No one has life “figured-out,” but each character continues to put in the effort to live. It’s not necessarily the naturalism of John Steinbeck, but echoes the importance of time and place in history (in this case, the Marshall Islands in a post 911 world) that a human can’t control, but must be a part of. A favorite quote: “It [...]


  • Michael Downs

    This book transported me across the Pacific Ocean like a 19th-century adventure tale, introducing characters and islands far beyond my experience. In that way it's like sailing the seas with Ahab and Ishmael or getting lost with Robinson Crusoe. But MISSILE PARADISE also has a 21st-century sensibility. Its characters are keenly aware of global concerns and politics and the price paid for such adventures. The book pushes characters to their limits -- and sometimes those characters push themselves [...]


  • Siobhan

    I really really wanted to like this book more, since I had once lived on Kwajalein. However, I had trouble finishing it and when I did, I was disappointed that not all the stories even had a conclusion. One of these made no sense at all, and didn't really relate so much to Kwaj as it did to sailing. At any rate, I am sad to say that I cannot recommend this book to anyone, especially those who have been to Kwaj.


  • Rob Tapper

    Historically and culturally current and sensitive; probably realistic but lacked integration of the several plots running through it to complete the story line.


  • Nancy

    Working through a list of possible Pulitzer Prize winners for 2017, I encountered this novel. Glad I did.*MissileParadise* takes place on Kwajalein and Ebeye, islands in the Marshall Islands chain, and intertwines the stories of residents both native Marshallese and American contractors; our sympathy clearly tips toward the natives who, as is so often the case, were poorly treated and disrespected, but continue to happily enjoy their lives. Everybody shares the losses, however: lost boats, bodie [...]


  • Amy Hafer

    Like other reviewers, I enjoyed the separate characters' stories, but I thought perhaps they would tie together at the end. The last 20 pages were really the most exciting. The individual plots were intriguing and kept me reading, the characters were engaging and identifiable, but the character I found myself most cheering for, didn't even have his story finished up in a satisfying way. It was a well-written book about race and culture conflicts and "is America all that it's cracked up to be?" B [...]


  • Katie

    Trouble in paradise? Yep. Yet this book was a satisfying read on many levels. I was looking for quirky with a touch of summer-isn't-over-yet. Also, some intellectual stimulation but not non-fiction gravitas. Of course I always want a well-informed author without preachy, soap box diatribes. This book delivers on all counts - no easy feat when taking on global warming, the rights of indigenous people, and a hard look at how the US asserts its (military) culture on/in a small island nation where i [...]


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