Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
By Jamie Ford
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594134968, 505pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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The opening of a Japanese parasol takes old Henry Lee on a reminiscent journey back to the 1940s at the height of the war when young Henry"s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement and to his father who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American.
- Father-son relationships are a crucial theme in the novel. Talk about some of these relationships and how they are shaped by culture and time. For example, how is the relationship between Henry and his father different from that between Henry and Marty? What accounts for the differences?