New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>

I Hotel

(2010)
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.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


No - No Boy
John Okada

China Men
Maxine Hong Kingston

The Gangster We Are All Looking for
lê thi diem thúy

Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart
 
Used availability for Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: I Hotel
Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
ISBN: 1-56689-239-2 / 978-1-56689-239-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: I Hotel
Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

June 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: I Hotel
Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: 1968: Eye Hotel
Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Search for