Snow Falling on Cedars

by

David Guterson

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Josiah Gillanders Character Analysis

The president of the San Piedro Gill-Netters Association. He testifies at Kabuo’s trial, stating that a man would only board another man’s boat in the event of an emergency. It would be ludicrous, he states, for a man to board another man’s boat on the open sea to execute a pre-meditated murder.
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Josiah Gillanders Character Timeline in Snow Falling on Cedars

The timeline below shows where the character Josiah Gillanders appears in Snow Falling on Cedars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 26
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Gudmundsson’s next witness is Josiah Gillanders, president of the San Piedro Gill-Netters Association. Gillanders has been president of the association for... (full context)
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Nels explores another area. He asks Gillanders if it’s difficult to tie up to another man’s boat on the open sea. Gillanders... (full context)
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Nels shifts focus to Carl’s battery troubles. Gillanders says it would be unlikely for a gill-netter to carry a spare battery on their... (full context)
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Gillanders thinks that Hatsue’s story—that Carl’s batteries had died, and that Kabuo had given him his... (full context)
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Gillanders adds that the dangerous location of Carl’s boat—in the middle of the Ship Channel Bank—would... (full context)
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It’s Alvin Hooks’s turn to cross-examine Gillanders. He plays off of the “hypothetical” situation Nels had proposed for Gillanders and that Gillanders... (full context)
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“Hooks tells Gillanders to consider another possibility: that Kabuo wants to murder Carl; that Kabuo follows Carl out... (full context)
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Gillanders admits that this scenario “could have happened,” though he doesn’t think it did. Hooks says... (full context)