Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Panama Hotel in Seattle has been boarded up for years when the new owner discovers the belongings Japanese families left behind when they were herded into interment camps during World War II. Watching the owner open a Japanese parasol Henry Lee is taken back 40 years to remember growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment--and is haunted by promises made to a Japanese-American girl who was his friend.

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