Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Jamie Ford

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  • Publisher: Large Print Press
  • Format: Paperback | 505 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 28mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Detroit, MI
  • ISBN 10: 1594134960
  • ISBN 13: 9781594134968
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 219,435

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Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. The opening of a Japanese parasol takes old Henry Lee on a reminiscent journey 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 father who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American.

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By Neale P Blackwood 15 Oct 2011 5

An interesting story, well told. Two time periods; three nationalities and the second world war, with some jazz thrown in. Highly recommend.

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Advance praise for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "Jamie Ford's novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is deeply informed by an intimate knowledge of Seattle during World War II, of the tribulations of Asian peoples during the time of Japanese internment, and even of the Seattle jazz scene of that time. His story of an innocent passion that crosses racial barriers-and then, of the whole life of a man who forsook the girl he loved-is told with an artistic technique that makes emotion inevitable." -Louis B. Jones, author of Particles and Luck "I loved it! Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautiful and tender masterpiece. A book everyone will be talking about, and the best book you'll read this year." -Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Garden of Darkness "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet tells a heartwarming story of fathers and sons, first loves, fate, and the resilient human heart. Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, the times and places are brought to life by the marvelous, evocative details." -Jim Tomlinson, winner of the 2006 Iowa Short Fiction Award and author of Things Kept, Things Left Behind