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Emiko and Chizuko Omori Collection
Title: Hisaye Yamamoto Interview
Narrator: Hisaye Yamamoto
Interviewers: Chizu Omori (primary); Emiko Omori (secondary)
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: March 21, 1994
Densho ID: denshovh-yhisaye-01-0009

CO: But I just wanted to go back to the time that you wrote that, the serial about "Poston Rides the Rails."

HY: Oh, Susumu Matsumoto was the English section editor and he was always telling me what to write, so he suggested I write a murder mystery in serial form, so I had never done anything like that before but I would write it one installment at a time. And that's the way it turned out in the ending. So I didn't know from one installment to the next what I was going to write. But I decided to put it aboard the train bringing us to Poston because that was my most recent experience, and have a murder take place on the train, and be resolved, I guess, before they got into camp. But, it's nothing serious, I mean, you know, it was just off the top of my mind.

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