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The Resource Block seventeen, Kimiko Guthrie

Block seventeen, Kimiko Guthrie

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Block seventeen
Title
Block seventeen
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Kimiko Guthrie
Title variation
Block 17
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Akiko "Jane" Thompson first met Shiro Yamamoto, she knew they were meant to be. Five years later, their happiness is threatened. An intruder burgles their apartment but takes nothing, leaving behind only cryptic traces of his or her presence. Shiro risks their security in a plot to expose the misdeeds of his employer, the TSA. Jane's mother has seemingly disappeared, her existence only apparent online. Jane wants to ignore these worrisome disturbances until a cry from the past robs her of all peace, forcing her to uncover a long-buried family secret. As Jane searches for her mother, she confronts her family's fraught history in America. She learns how they survived the internment of Japanese Americans, and how fear and humiliation can drive a person to commit desperate acts. In melodic and suspenseful prose, Guthrie leads the reader to and from the past, through an unreliable present, and, inescapably, toward a shocking revelation. Block Seventeen, at times charming and light, at others disturbing and disorienting, explores how fear of the "other" continues to shape our supposedly more enlightened times
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CaOWTO
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Guthrie, Kimiko
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Japanese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Conflict of generations
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Block seventeen, Kimiko Guthrie
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781982678401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
*
Label
Block seventeen, Kimiko Guthrie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781982678401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
*

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