I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

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ldquo;Yamashita is so tuned into now, she can see tomorrow.rdquo;- Booklistldquo;With humor and bite, [Yamashita] takes on waste, greed, stupidity, love, environmental and cultural apocalypse and the problems of migration and belonging-achieving a kind of cross between Kobo Abe, Gabriel Garciacute;a Maacute;rquez and Upton Sinclair.rdquo;- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)Dazzling and ambitious, this hip, multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of Americarsquo;s struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Franciscorsquo;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 Yamashitarsquo;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.Heralded as a ldquo;big talentrdquo; by the Los Angeles Times and praised by Newsday for ldquo;[wrestling] with profound philosophical and social issuesrdquo; while delivering an ldquo;immensely entertaining story,rdquo; Karen Yamashita is the recipient of an American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. A California native who has also lived in Brazil and Japan, she teaches at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellorrsquo;s Award for Diversity in 2009. This 2010 Coffee House Press Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9781566892391 SKU: 997223 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.