With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of House of Thieves (Penguin Press), a collection of stories. Her fiction has appeared in StoryQuarterly and Zoetrope: All-Story. She lives in San Francisco.
Besides the bananas, my dad raises chickens and grows red ginger and marijuana. I’m not sure how large his drug operation is or how much money he makes. I know that he smokes a lot of pot, but not so much for recreational purposes. It’s more about testing his wares. He rolls joints. He doesn’t own a bong, hookah, pipe, chillum, vaporizer, scale, dugout system, grinder, or steamroller. He’s old school.