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The Resource Fifty words for rain : a novel, Asha Lemmie

Fifty words for rain : a novel, Asha Lemmie

Label
Fifty words for rain : a novel
Title
Fifty words for rain
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Asha Lemmie
Title variation
50 words for rain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kyoto, Japan, 1948. 2Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.3 Such is eight-year-old Noriko 2Nori3 Kamiza{u2019}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{u2019} imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her skin. The child of a married 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. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life, despite her natural intellect and curiosity. But when chance brings her older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him an unlikely ally with whom she forms a powerful bond{u2014}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{u2014}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 be free
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DLC
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Lemmie, Asha
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Family secrets
  • Illegitimate children
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Kyoto (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
Fifty words for rain : a novel, Asha Lemmie
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1133277981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781524746360
Lccn
2020001700
Label
Fifty words for rain : a novel, Asha Lemmie
Publication
Control code
on1133277981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781524746360
Lccn
2020001700

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