Jamie fords 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. Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet a novel jamie ford isbn 9781459669789 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet is an historical novel by jamie ford the story is told in two parallel storylines one following 12 year old henry lees experiences during the second world war and the other depicting henry 44 years later as a widower with a college aged son the plot centers around the forced evacuation of japanese americans to internment camps the book depicts the pain and trauma of separation through the friendship of the chinese american henry and . 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. In hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet debut author jamie ford depicts the heartwarming friendship between henry lee and keiko okabe a chinese american boy and a japanese american girl both american citizens whose ethnic backgrounds impact their destinies in drastically different ways during world war ii when the united states government orders all persons of japanese ancestry to
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