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The Resource Gardens of hope : a novel, Michael Holloway Perronne

Gardens of hope : a novel, Michael Holloway Perronne

Label
Gardens of hope : a novel
Title
Gardens of hope
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Holloway Perronne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can two men from the same city but segregated worlds maintain a connection during a time in US history that not only brands one of them as the enemy but denies that a love such as theirs exists? On the surface, Jack appears to have all a man in World War II era 1941 could want with his solid middle-class background, upcoming college graduation, and the perfect, devoted fiancee. But one night when he accidentally stumbles upon a shadow life of men who desire other men in a Downtown Los Angeles park, he begins to realize exactly what has always left him with a feeling of emptiness. Despite the constant danger of being arrested by vice cops, Jack continues to visit the park every chance he has to feel a connection, no matter how fleeting, with another man. One night he meets a handsome and charismatic Japanese-American, Hiro, who appears to want more than a quick encounter, and Jack surprises himself by starting to truly fall in love for the first time. However, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issues Executive Order 9066 and orders the mandatory relocation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans, who have never been charged with a crime, to far flung internment camps sites. Jack and Hiro suddenly find themselves torn apart before their secret, fledgling romance can blossom. Desperate to find and reconnect with Hiro, Jack accepts a high school teaching position at an internment camp in the California desert, Manzanar. There, surrounded by armed guard towers and a prison-like environment, Jack begins to fully realize the injustices being faced by Japanese-Americans during one of the most controversial times of United States history and shifts his world view- forever
Cataloging source
YDX
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Perronne, Michael Holloway
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • Gay men
  • Japanese Americans
  • Gay men
  • Japanese Americans
  • United States
Label
Gardens of hope : a novel, Michael Holloway Perronne
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780977050642
System control number
  • 3279308
  • (OCoLC)983641680
  • (OCoLC)ocn983641680
  • 3252068
  • 3279308
Label
Gardens of hope : a novel, Michael Holloway Perronne
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780977050642
System control number
  • 3279308
  • (OCoLC)983641680
  • (OCoLC)ocn983641680
  • 3252068
  • 3279308

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