1974: I-Migrant

A Novella
Author(s): Karen Tei Yamashita
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2014
Product Number: EB00646093
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566893893
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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The seventh novella in the National Book Award Finalist I Hotel, following San Francisco's Asian-American community through the civil rights era. Centered around the International Hotel, a historic low-income residence in San Francisco's Chinatown, the ten novellas of Karen Tei Yamashita's epic are each devoted to a single year in one of America's most transformative decades. This multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins a kaleidoscopic tale of America's struggle for civil rights, all played out among Yamashita's motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs. In 1974: I-Migrant Hotel, the International has a new landlord—a multinational corporation based in Hong Kong—and the residents are more than a little uneasy about what this means for them. It's the Year of the Tiger, and while Felix and Macario build a retirement home for Filipino farm workers down in Delano, they also study the situation back in Chinatown.

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