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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 3 Chapter 32: The Job of Making Others Use Their Imaginations (The Story of Boris the Manskinner, Continued) (Pgs. 555-564) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Mamiya is is an interpreter in the Siberian labor camp. He meets Boris the Manskinner and Japanese soldiers are found out as spies and executed. Mamiya becomes Boris' assistant. A year and a half later, Mamiya decides to kill Boris but the gun he uses is not loaded. Boris gives the lieutenant two cartridges and Mamiya loads the gun but cannot shoot Boris. One week later, he is released from the prisoner of war camp and makes his way back to Japan. The letter closes with Mamiya's wish that Toru live a life without regret.

Analysis

This portion of Mamiya's narrative highlights the end of his involvement with Boris the Manskinner. In planning to kill Boris, Mamiya does the most dangerous thing of all; he uses his imagination. The character...

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