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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3 Chapter 9: The Zoo Attack (or A Clumsy Massacre) (Pgs. 396-414) Summary

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Book 3 Chapter 9: The Zoo Attack (or A Clumsy Massacre) (Pgs. 396-414) Summary

Toru narrates Nutmeg's story of a massacre at a zoo one August day in 1945. When the massacre happened, Nutmeg was on a transport ship from Manchuria to Japan. Kwantung Army troops were to kill all the animals in the zoo at Hsin-ching. The zoo's chief veterinarian is a handsome man, about thirty years old, with a blue-black birthmark on his right cheek. The veterinarian tells a young lieutenant that there is not enough poison for all the animals. The animals are shot instead. Eventually, her father sends Nutmeg and her mother back to Japan.

Book 3 Chapter 9: The Zoo Attack (or A Clumsy Massacre) (Pgs. 396-414) Analysis

This chapter is Nutmeg's biography, or a part of it, as told to Toru. The mixing of what happens at the...

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