Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford Reviews
Description:ISBN 0345505344 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Jamie Ford / Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2009-10-06 by Ballantine Books
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by - written on 07/07/11 (Very useful, 62 readings)
Life can be tough when you are 12, going on 13, and wondering if you are falling in love for the first time. When it happens to be the middle of a World War, you are of Chinese origin and torn between two cultures things are more complicated too, and when the object of your affections is American born Japanese, life is not set to be straightforward. Such is the situation for Henry, in Seattle. in a book that sees the story going between 1986 and a post Pearl Harbour America in 1942. In the part of the story set in the 80s, the 56 year old recently-widowed Henry is made to recall his past self when the Panama Hotel, the one of the title, is being renovated, and the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/07/10, updated on 07/07/10 (Very useful, 42 readings)
After being delighted by the Time Traveller's Wife I was certain that I wouldn't find a book that could match up to Audrey Niffenegger's brilliance but Jamie Ford's debut novel Hotel on the Corner of the Bitter and Sweet comes a very close second. I first heard of this novel when it was mentioned on the blog run by Ford's literary Agent. She announced that the sale had been made and posted a synopsis and I was immediately intrigued. The story focuses on Henry and Keiko who are living in Seattle in 1942. Henry is Chinese-American and Keiko is Japanese-American. It is their double culture which provides the conflict in their relationship. The ... Read the complete review
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