Synopses & Reviews
Jack Barton's former life completely vanished after graduation from a small-town high school in 1959. With his house demolished for a freeway, his parents migrating to Florida, his life-long friends all moving away, and the recent death of his dog, Jack would never be able to go home. Now, he was on his own in a large university town hoping to someday become an Air Force pilot. Wracked by separation anxiety, Jack struggled to forge a new life and new companionship. Rooming with a Japanese-American student whose customs proved completely foreign required adjustments, but friendships with a small group of ethnic Japanese slowly developed. Yet, that affiliation subjected Jack to the animosity from those who still blamed World War II on anyone who appeared to be a "Jap." As the conflicts escalated and intensified, Jack had to decide if he would go "all-in" to support his new friends at the risk of his own future, or simply walk away and abandon the fight for justice.