No-No Boy


John Okada

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Eleven Inches of Kenji’s Leg

Kenji lost much of his leg during WWII, but due to an untreatable infection, he has been forced to have it amputated shorter and shorter. When the novel begins, his leg is eleven inches long…

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Discharge Pin

Ichiro encounters a young Japanese-American waiter in a restaurant in Portland who is wearing a discharge pin on his shirt. This pin most explicitly means that the young man was honorably discharged from the United…

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