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Author Lemmie, Asha, author.

Title Fifty words for rain : a novel / Asha Lemmie.

Publication Info. [New York] : Dutton, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    LEMMIE,ASH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description viii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
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Contents Prelude -- Part I. Water song ; The boy with the violin ; Hikari (light) ; "Ave Maria" ; Delphinium ; Ame (rain) -- Part II. Exile ; Tree song ; Impasse ; Sonata ; Fear no evil ; The only thing immortal -- Part III. Traitor's requiem ; Night song ; Aurora -- Part IV. Skin ; But nowhere is home ; Chrysanthemum.
Summary Kyoto, Japan, 1948. Noriko "Nori" Kamiza will not question why her mother abandoned her, or her confinement to the attic of her grandparents' imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her shameful skin. The illegitimate child of a Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Her grandparents take her in only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. When chance brings her legitimate older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, the siblings form an unlikely but powerful bond - one their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Racially mixed children -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Illegitimate children -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Japan -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Kyoto (Japan) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Added Title 50 words for rain
ISBN 9781524746360 hardcover
1524746363 hardcover
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