Reminders of Imprisonment

When I told a friend about this project, she recommended I read John Okada's novel No-No Boy about a Japanese American returning to Seattle after WWII. The protagonist had been interned and served two years in jail after not volunteering for the draft and not renouncing loyalty to Japan. The topics of identity and racism through the feelings of young Japanese American men. I was struck by the main character being reminded of the camp machine gun towers when he looked at the King Street Station clock tower.