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Honolulu, Alan Brennert

Label
Honolulu
Title
Honolulu
Statement of responsibility
Alan Brennert
Title variation
Honolulu
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Honolulu is the story of a young "picture bride" who journeys to Hawai'i in 1914 in search of a better life. Instead of the affluent young husband and chance at an education that she has been promised, she is quickly married off to a poor, embittered laborer who takes his frustrations out on his new wife." "Renaming herself Jin, she makes her own way in this strange land, finding both opportunity and prejudice. With the help of three of her fellow picture brides, Jin prospers along with her adopted city, which is growing from a small territorial capital into the great multicultural city it is today. But paradise has its dark side, whether it's the daily struggle for survival in Honolulu's tenements, or a crime that will become the most infamous in the islands' history."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Journeying to 1914 Hawaii as a mail-order "picture bride," Korean-born Jin finds her hopes for education and a better life devastated by the realities of a rushed marriage to an embittered laborer; a situation throughout which she works to overcome limited opportunities and prejudice in order to improve circumstances for her fellow brides
Theme
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294843
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brennert, Alan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean women
  • Women immigrants
  • Mail order brides
  • Korean American women
  • Korea
  • Honolulu (Hawaii)
Target audience
adult
Label
Honolulu, Alan Brennert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000043278826
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780312360405
Label
Honolulu, Alan Brennert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000043278826
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780312360405

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