Talking Points: The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R. R. Co.

  1. Railroad Standard Time
    • The long paragraphs and poetic style really makes the story read like reaching back into your mind to retrieve memories.
    • It’s interesting how Frank interweaves many deaths with the death of his mother in this story. One being the death of Chinatown (with it’s “dead lettuce and trampled carrots”)
    • “It’s that get-outta-town beat and tune that makes me go.” Jab at Chinese people getting chased out of cities?