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I Hotel

(2010)
(A book in the I Hotel series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Dazzling and ambitious, this hip, multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America's struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco's Chinatown. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, I Hotel begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students took to the streets, the Vietnam War raged, and cities burned.

As Karen Yamashita's motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs make their way through the history of the day, they become caught in a riptide of politics and passion, clashing ideologies and personal turmoil. And by the time the survivors unite to save the International Hotel - epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement - their stories have come to define the very heart of the American experience.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Hotel
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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