The Eskimo Connection Summary & Study Guide

Hisaye Yamamoto
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1975

"The Eskimo Connection" begins in the late winter of 1975, when Emiko Toyama, a Nisei poet and widow living in Los Angeles, receives a letter from a young Eskimo prisoner-patient at a federal penitentiary in the Midwest. Alden Ryan Walunga has read one of Emiko's poems in an old Asian-American magazine and wants her to critique an essay he has written for a prison publication.

Emiko is very hesitant to continue the correspondence and to give Alden her impression of his essay for two reasons: she does not see what they could have in common, and his essay is a "brief but remarkably confused" piece on the ruination of his native land that turns into a "sermon" on biblical prophecy. Emiko remembers an experience she had in the internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, which taught her what sensitive egos artists often have. As well, two...

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