This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Stephen Chan - This character is sent away from home due to an illness and to avoid infecting others in the family.
Matsu - A caretaker in Tarumi, this character lost a younger sister to leprosy, followed by her suicide.
Sachi - This person was described as spoiled and beautiful before being afflicted with leprosy.
Kenzo - This person is call the "best rice cake maker" in the area, and eventually commits suicide in a tea house.
Keiko Hayashi - This Japanese character's brother is killed by Chinese soldiers during battle...
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