Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

By: Ford, Jamie

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An exceptional copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. In the opening pages of Jamie Fords stunning debut novel,Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattles Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henrys world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While scholarshipping at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendshipand innocent lovethat transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.

Title: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Author: Ford, Jamie

Categories: Historical,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New York, Ballantine: 2009

ISBN Number: 0345505344

ISBN Number 13: 9780345505347

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2294238