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The Man with the Bulging Pockets (short story)

Creators: Toshio Mori


Short story by Toshio Mori centering on an old man at Tanforan who becomes enormously popular with children by passing out a seemingly limitless supply of candy to them on his daily walks around the camp. His actions and popularity inspire jealousy in another old man, who also begins passing out candy, while spreading bad stories about the first old man. The story originally appeared in the 1944 holiday edition of The Pacific Citizen and was republished in Mori's 1979 short story collection The Chauvinist and Other Stories and in slightly different from, as a part of his 1978 novel Woman from Hiroshima .

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Sundown in Topaz " by Sheridan Tatsuno; " The Legend of Miss Sasagawara " by Hisaye Yamamoto; " The Old Man on Crutches " by Setsuko Nagata

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Author Toshio Mori
Publication Date 1944
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Mori, Toshio. "The Man with the Bulging Pockets." Pacific Citizen , December 23, 1944, 11. Reprinted in The Chauvinist and Other Stories . Los Angeles: Asian American Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1979. 133–36.