The Distant Land of My Father - Waiting, pgs. 173 - 205 Summary & Analysis

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Waiting, pgs. 173 - 205 Summary and Analysis

Genevieve receives a letter from Joseph in May 1942 that is postmarked Java. Dr. McLain had posted the letter. Joseph, not yet interned, tells of the changes that have taken place. There is no mention of his planning to leave Shanghai. Anna finally tells Genevieve that she thinks that Joseph didn't come with them because of something she did and Genevieve tells her that it isn't true. They both try to assure each other that everything will be all right, just as they have for the last four years.

After Pearl Harbor, they hear nothing from Joseph. In March 1943, Genevieve receives official word from the International Red Cross that Joseph is a prisoner. That summer, there is talk of repatriation. Anna looks up the word in her grandmother's dictionary. She is notified in September that Joseph will arrive...

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