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    Title
    I Hotel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Tei Yamashita, Illustrated by Leland Wong, Illustrated by Sina Grace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 613
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781566892391
    ISBN 10: 1566892392
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A26905000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3575.A44 I19 2010
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Coffee House Press
    Imprint name
    Coffee House Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis, MN
    Author Information
    Heralded as a "big talent" by the Los Angeles Times, Karen Tei Yamashita is an American Book Award and Janet Heidinger Kafka Award winner. A California native who has also lived in Brazil and Japan, she is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor's Award for Diversity in 2009. Leland Wong is an illustrator, photographer, and screen printer renowned for his documentation of the Asian American experience. He lives in San Francisco. Sina Grace is a comic book artist and graphic novelist who lives in Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    "As original as it is political, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking, I Hotel is the result of a decade of research and writing that included more than 150 personal interviews. . . . [and] will be dog-eared and underlined and assigned to college reading lists for generations. . . . In the end, the way I Hotel accounts for the Asian American movement is both sweet and sour. And for all the losses Yamashita records, there are, we know, great achievements as well. High among them is this beautiful book." --"Washington Post Book World" "Brilliant. . . . [Yamashita's] ambition is achieved with efficiency, showmanship and wit. . . . A surgically deft depiction of the political entwined with the personal. . . . Yamashita's book recalls what art is for: 'To resist death and dementia . . . To kiss . . . you good-bye, leaving the indelible spit of our DNA on still moist lips. Sweet. Sour. Salty. Bitter.' In other words, "I Hotel's" complex taste lingers and haunts, like something alive." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune" "As in her previous works, Yamashita incorporates satire and the surreal in prose that is playful yet knowing, fierce yet mournful, in a wildly multicultural landscape. . . . [A] passionate, bighearted novel." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Yamashita captures the fiery righteousness--and self-righteousness--of the civil-rights movement. . . . The complexity of the era that led to the birth of Asian America. It's a glorious tone poem, a rich reminder of the multicultural, multifaceted past from which our city grows." --"San Francisco Magazine" "It's a stylistically wild ride, but it's smart, funny and entrancing." --Michael Schaub, National Public Radio "The breadth of "I Hotel's" embrace is encyclopedic and its effect is kaleidoscopic. It wants to inform and dazzle us on the confusions and conclusions on the question of culture and assimilation." --"Chicago Tribune" "[A] multiform swirl of a novel about a decade in the lifea
    Illustration Note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings