Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Thirteen (1942) - Waiting (1942) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In “Thirteen (1942),” Henry turned thirteen, the age at which Chinese boys were considered to become men. Even though Keiko had moved to Minidoka, the new camp, more than a month prior, Henry had still not received any letters from her. He was still attending school at Rainier and still working in the lunchroom. Chaz, the bully, had been kicked out of Rainier after the looting episode. Henry still saw Chaz around town but was not afraid of him any more.

More and more, Henry regretted the formal way he had said goodbye to Keiko. He wished that he had let her know how much she meant to him. As he walked home thinking of Keiko, he heard the sound of Sheldon’s sax. He was still playing in small clubs but not with Oscar Holden because Oscar Holden was on a police...

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