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Hawaii-born Rahna Reiko Rizzuto tells story of sisters who must face their past

Mindy Pennybacker
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COURTESY KATHRYN BISCHAK

Author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, left, grew up on the Big Island and is of Japanese-Caucasian descent, just like the main characters in her new novel “Shadow Child.”

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COURTESY RAHNA REIKO RIZZUTO

From left, future author Reiko, Jim, Ticia and Tony Rizzuto examined the day’s catch in their Waimea yard in 1973.

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COURTESY RAHNA REIKO RIZZUTO

Shirley and Jim Rizzuto smiled with Reiko at her HPA graduation in 1981.