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❮Ebook❯ ➧ Floating City Author Kerri Sakamoto – Pnoy.me Citizen Kane reimagined a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong from the author of the Commonwealth Prize winning and Governor General's Literary Award nominated The Electrical FielEbook Floating City Author Kerri Sakamoto Pnoy.me Citizen Kane reimagined a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong from the author of the Commonwealth Prize winning and Governor General's Literary Award nominated The Electrical Fiel Citizen Kane reimagined a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong from the author of the Commonwealth Prize winning and Governor General's Literary Award nominated The Electrical FieldFrankie Han.

Esaka isn't afraid of a little hard work An industrious boy if haunted by the mysterious figures of his mother's past in Japan he grows up in a floating house in the harbour of Port Alberni BC With all the Japanese bachelors passing through town to work in the logging camps and lumber mills maybe he could build a hotel on the water too Make a few dollars But then the war comes and Frankie finds himself in a mountain internment camp his small dreams of success dashed by the great tides of hi.

floating book city epub Floating City ePUBEsaka isn't afraid of a little hard work An industrious boy if haunted by the mysterious figures of his mother's past in Japan he grows up in a floating house in the harbour of Port Alberni BC With all the Japanese bachelors passing through town to work in the logging camps and lumber mills maybe he could build a hotel on the water too Make a few dollars But then the war comes and Frankie finds himself in a mountain internment camp his small dreams of success dashed by the great tides of hi.

10 thoughts on “Floating City

  1. Lata Lata says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBNot sure what to say about this book My last Kerri Sakamoto book The Electrical Field left me confused and I cannot say that I enjoyed reading it I thought I'd give this author another chance soMy reaction to this book is not so negative but I kept finding myself gritting my teeth at the writing style which I found choppy and abrupt I was also thrown by Frankie's conversations with Bucky throughout the story as that left me wondering whether this book was fiction or magic realism Anyway I liked the cover a lot


  2. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads Brooke — brooklynnnnereads says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBWell This book was not a book for me I would say this novel is for a specific reader to enjoy What kind of reader Well I don't even have an answer for that one It's hard for me to even pinpoint a genre for this novel It came across as one part historical fiction one part literary fiction and potentially even one part magical realism If that sounds like your cup of tea maybe give it a shot Overall I found the story and the writing kind of bland; however that's a personal opinion Some people enjoy stories that have a slow pacing and I must say that this novel felt a lot longer than the 272 page count I do have to admit that this was a story that had me reflecting on history while also uestioning the sustainability of the


  3. Jaclyn Jaclyn says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBI loved this book So often books about immigrants pursuing the 'American Dream' and becoming a 'Master of Industry' feature white men; this is the first time I can think of that I've seen the story told with a Japanese Canadian man Floating City is about a man driven by ambition often to the detriment of his loved ones and like many ambitious heroes Frankie Hanesaka ends up sacrificing a lot to achieve his dreams There's something Gatsby esue about Frankie he's a charismatic brilliant man who appears successful on so many levels yet there's a melancholy emptiness that just won't go away There's also a lot that's specifically Japanese Canadian about Frankie's character I love the tension between his ambitions to take over Toronto real estate and the ever looming significance of the number four in his life In Japanese writing sim


  4. Heather Heather says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBI did enjoy the beginning of the book which gives a glimpse into the immigrant experience If you are looking for a historical fiction novel this is not the book for you The time spent in the internment camp is less


  5. Catharine Heddle Catharine Heddle says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBThis book is marvellous sweet sad and magical full of beautiful and heartbreaking nuance Your imagination will soar but there are just


  6. Kevin Kevin says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBzzzZzZZZZzZZZZZZzZZzzZZZzZzzWhy did it take me so long to get through this book I was reading it for a month and a half I never felt like I could place myself in the world that Sakamoto was creating I know Toronto a bit and I was missing some key place markers that would allow me to fit in this newer changed city I also discovered that this was semi based as based as you can get when getting a little magical on a real person at the end of the book outside the narrat


  7. Ben Truong Ben Truong says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUB Floating City is a standalone historical fiction written by Kerri Sakamoto It is a semi bildungsroman story of a Japanese Canadian named Frankie Hanesaka and his journey from Port Alberni British Columbia to Toronto Ontario It has been short listed for the 2018 Toronto Book AwardsFrankie Hanesaka is a boy in rural British Columbia who grows up to be a mover and shaker cluttering the Torontonian lakeshore with apartment blocks and towers His family grew up in poverty and racism and Frankie Hanesaka grew up learning to hustle and appreciating the power of money His plans were significantly derailed on the onslaught of World War II and were assigned to an internment camp in Tashme an abandoned mining townAt the end of the war the internees are given an extremely restricted choice of where they can reside Vancouver Island where Port A


  8. James James says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBThis book is a work of historical fiction that tells the life of Frankie Hanesaka Frankie later calling himself Frank Hanes is an industrious boy who grows up in Port Alberni BC and whose family gets moved to a Japanese internment camp during WWII When the war is over he is able to move to Toronto leaving his family behind in order to try and earn enough money to have his family eventually come with himFrankie's ambition is to eventually build a floating city He learns some tricks of the trade working as a gardener for an architect and receives advice and guidance from Buckmister Fuller inventor of the geodesic dome Frankie finds that many are weary of a Japanese builder so he changes his name to Frank Hanes and begins his building empireI didn't know what to expect afte


  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBThis book struck me as somewhat strange during the first chapter or two but then things were explained and I fell into a rhythm of reading it having a tough time taking a break when I had other obligations to tend to I loved that the story took place in parts of British Columbia that I am familiar with It was difficult to read of the poverty unfairness and prejudice that took place during the 1940s in Canada A very shameful time in Canada's history Frankie his brother and sisters were born in Canada but his parents were from Japan I was struck by the style of writing whereby it was somewhat vague in details; which matched the character of Frankie who was very stoic duty bound family oriented and a man of few words Even though I wanted to learn the vagueness was


  10. Emily Emily says:

    Hardcover æ Floating City MOBI Ø floating book, city epub, Floating City ePUBI read a short magazine review of this book and a few days later saw it on the Best Bets shelf at the library I was intrigued that one of the characters was Buckminster Fuller I did enjoy Floating City but I probably would have enjoyed it if I hadn't know about things like Hurricane HazelI found that I couldn't make sense of the timelines in the book Our main character Frankie seems only to have just arrived in Toronto and it's not clear how long after World War II that was but likely around 1949 and the next thing you know they're all floating in water from Hurricane Hazel I found this suspended timeline difficult to accept Kerri made reference to enough real life events yet the lives of Frankie and the other characters seemed to proceed on a different timelineOne storyline I found interesting was that of Baby Yuri He reminded me a little of the European fairy tales of the snow child except he appears as


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