Karen Tei Yamashita has been honored with the American Book Award and Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. A stunning portrait of Asian Americans in 1960s and '70s San Francisco, I Hotel is a remarkable collection of 10 related novellas. Touching on such topics as Japanese internment camps and the Marcos dictatorship, the book presents readers with characters of rich design. "[T]his powerful, deeply felt, and impeccably researched fiction is irresistibly evocative and overwhelming in every sense."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
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