Journey to Topaz - Chapter 6, Home is a Horse Stall Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 6, Home is a Horse Stall Summary

The Sakane family arrives at Tanforan Assembly Area and enters the internment camp. Tanforan covers approximately a hundred acres and is surrounded by wire fences and patrolled by armed guards. Tanforan has been converted from a horse race track into a makeshift internment camp, and the old horse stalls have been converted into makeshift housing. The Sakane family meets several Japanese friends who have also been evacuated to Tanforan. Ken's friend Jim Hirai is already somewhat familiar with Tanforan and briefly orients the Sakane family. The Sakane family is assigned to Barracks 16, Apartment 40. Yuki is excited to be living in an apartment until she realizes that the apartment is really a converted horse stall.

Barracks 16, Apartment 40, is a single filthy room that stinks of horse manure. Linoleum has been laid on the uneven...

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