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Year of Impossible Goodbyes - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Thinking about the way her family lives, and how Captain Narita somehow knew when they were going to have their party, Sookan begins to wonder if the Japanese really do have godlike powers, as they claim. She has no chance to ask anyone about it, because everyone is so busy working that there is never any time for questions. The next day, Grandfather calls Sookan and Inchun into his room, but Mother warns them to simply listen and not ask any questions. Grandfather says that he wants the children to know about their family, and he wants Mother to tell them the stories in front of Grandfather, so he can know that the knowledge is being passed on.

Mother brings out a beautiful, but fire-damaged, box containing family photographs. There is an old photo of Grandfather as a young man in nice clothes and a topknot, which...

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