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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Good Reading Material (25 items)
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Published 6 years, 8 months ago 2 comments

Description: In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s 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 Seattle’s 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 Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his f ... (more)
Manufacturer: Ballantine Books
Release date: 6 October 2009
ISBN-10 : 0345505344 | ISBN-13: 9780345505347
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