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Join Me in Laughter (short story)

Creators: Toshio Mori


A grandmother tells her grandchildren about the meaning of life, while recalling episodes related to her confinement and return from Topaz . Apparently the same character as in the story " The Remembered Days ," published a year earlier, she recalls her adult children leaving Topaz behind to move on with their lives, acts of both prejudice and kindness upon her return to California, and the end of the war, while encouraging an optimistic attitude towards life.

Author Toshio Mori wrote several stories featuring the same cast of characters for Pacific Citizen holiday issues from 1949 to 1952. He later incorporated the stories into the novel Woman from Hiroshima , eventually published in 1949.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Homecoming " by Toshio Mori; " The Summer of '43 " by Noboru Endow; " The Loom " by R.A. Sasaki

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Author Toshio Mori
Publication Date 1950
Website http://ddr.densho.org/ddr-pc-22-51/
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For More Information

Mori, Toshio. " Join Me in Laughter. " Pacific Citizen , Dec. 23, 1950, 33, 38.