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Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel
Jamie Ford
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Summary: Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.

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main characters Henry Lee
Chinese American
Recently lost his wife to cancer; remembers his childhood when he wandered through wartime Seattle with Keiko who was eventaully sent to an internment camp; searching for Keiko's belongings; trying to coomunicate with his college-age son.

Keiko Okabe
Japanese American
Henry's childhood friend and love; was sent to an internment camp during World War II.

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