Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford


 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Page 34:
The crash is imminent; it’s how you spend your time on the way down that counts.

Page 83:
‘Ume flowers are used as decoration during Chinese New Year. It’s also the symbol of the ancient city of Nanjing and now the national flower of all of China.’

‘It’s a symbol of perseverance in the face of adversity – a revolutionist symbol.’

Page 229:
Obedience as a sign of loyalty, as an expression of honor, even as an act of love, was a well-worn theme in his household.

This is the forbidden love story of Henry, a Chinese descendant, and Kobe, a Japanese descendant, the beginning of 40’s in Seattle.

The plot describes how these sons of emigrants survived their prejudice in face of Pearl Harbor attack during World War II.

During the confinement of Kobe’s family in the Japanese camps, their family belongings, specially family pictures and documents have been stored in the Panama Hotel and it was declared a National Historic Landmark building in 2006.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s