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Block Seventeen

Block Seventeen (Hardback)

By Guthrie, Kimiko

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  • Pub Date
    23 Jun 20

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 pl...ot 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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ISBN 9781982678401
Released NZ 23 Jun 2020
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 23 Jun 2020

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ISBN-13 9781982678401
Stock Release date is 23 June 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 23 Jun 2020
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Released 23 Jun 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Guthrie, Kimiko
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade