Tree of Smoke - 1967 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter titled 1967 opens with Nguyen Hao driving to the airport. Sergeant Jimmy Storm is with him. They pick up Skip Sands and the footlockers containing the Colonel's index card file. Hao has the impression that Storm hates Skip. They go to the CIA Psy Ops villa in the Gia Dinh Province. Hao helps unload Skip's items, including the footlockers, then goes to his own home. He's Vietnamese and lives with his wife Kim in the building where the family once had a shop. Kim is Thu's aunt and talks often of his suicide. She is also very focused on her own ailments. Hao tells her about his alliance with the Colonel. He believes they will have to leave the country if North and South Vietnam are reunited, and that the Americans can make that happen.

Kim and Hao end their conversation in laughter, which...

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