• In 1986 Henry walks past the Panama Hotel after shopping and notices a crowd gathered that includes a television news crew and a crowd of shoppers, tourists, and street kids.
• Henry's wife, Ethel has recently died, and his son is in college.
• The new owner of the Panama Hotel has found the belongings of Japanese families that were stored in the basement in the 1940s.
• Henry lives on Beacon Hill in Seattle in a three-bedroom home with an unfinished basement.
• Henry has financial difficulties because of the medical bills from his wife’s cancer treatments and because of his son’s college expenses.
• In 1942, Henry was 12 and lived with his parents in Chinatown.
• His father had arranged for him to attend a white school.
• Every morning before school, Henry gave his lunch to Sheldon, a black jazz musician who played mostly on street corners.
• Henry worked in...
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