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I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
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Dec 13, 2010

bookshelves: to-read

from Rain Taxi via Powell's:

Huge, messy, and frantically fun, I Hotel offers a very believable panorama of life at this time. It's apparent that Yamashita did an incredible amount of research for the book. The portraits of these early generation Asian Americans, some of whom were or knew people who had been imprisoned in internment camps, denied a humane wage, got fucked with by the cops and the government, fought losing battles for citizenship, and lived in deplorable conditions, are quite moving and conveyed without sentimentality. It's an impressive accomplishment from an author who continues to push the boundaries of innovative fiction.
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Jasmine I just want to say when powells sends me reviews from raintaxi I jump up and down with joy. I mean I know I could just read rain taxi but that's just not as good.

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Oriana It's weird, but I totally totally agree. Go raintaxi! But only via Powells!

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