Journey to Topaz - Chapter 10, Goodbye Tanforan Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 10, Goodbye Tanforan Summary

After four months at Tanforan, the Sakane family is notified that they will be relocated to Topaz, Utah. Yuki thinks the name Topaz holds promise, and she envisions a quality location, while Ken is skeptical. Most other Japanese Americans in Tanforan, including the Kurihara family and Mr. Toda, will also be relocated to Topaz. Various inspections are held through the camp to prepare for the future move, including an FBI inspection and a United States Army inspection.

Yuki receives a letter from Mrs. Jamieson informing her that Pepper has died. The letter contains no particular information about the circumstances. Yuki is devastated by the news. Ken sinks into despair and depression at being imprisoned and facing a future without opportunity, but nevertheless he works hard to ensure the move is successful and is very responsible. Mrs. Sakane attempts to keep the family's spirits...

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