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Author Lemmie, Asha, author.

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

Publication Info. [New York] : Dutton, [2020]
5 holds on first copy returned of 6 copies


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    DUE 10-16-20
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    On Holdshelf
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    DUE 10-09-20
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    DUE 11-02-20
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    DUE 11-02-20
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction  New Shelf  FIC LEMMIE,A    DUE 10-09-20
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Linda Vista Branch Fiction.
1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Fiction on 09-04-2020.
Description viii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance-and the unexpected ally that will change everything-in post-World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori" Kamiza's first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight 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. Though her grandparents take her in, they do so only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life for what it is, despite her natural intellect and nagging curiosity about what lies outside the attic's walls. But when chance brings her legitimate older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him the first person who will allow her to question, and the siblings form an unlikely but powerful bond-a bond their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. Because now that Nori has glimpsed a world in which perhaps there is a place for her after all, she is ready to fight to be a part of it-a battle that just might cost her everything. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to try to break free"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
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