Obasan - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Soon after, Naomi learns the true meaning of Sick Bay as well as the meaning of a place called the Pool which is not a swimming area but rather a holding place for Japanese nationals in Vancouver from where they will be shipped off to work or roads or to concentration camps further inland. Many Japanese national families proactively leave their homes in British Columbia to take up residence in abandoned mining towns called ghost towns, where there are none of the aspects of city life with which they are familiar. However, they can also be free from persecution and hard labor.

The narrative returns to the present day and Aunt Emily has called Naomi at Aunt Obasan's home to tell her that she and Stephen will be arriving later tonight. While Aunt Obasan naps, Naomi returns to Aunt Emily's papers and finds a diary in which...

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