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Carl Heine, Sr. in Snow Falling on Cedars

By David Guterson

Carl Heine, Sr.

He's the father of Carl Heine, Jr. (what, the name gave it away?) and husband of Etta. He finds his wife's xenophobic and racist leanings pretty gross. He sells Zenhichi Miyamoto the strawberry acreage that becomes a big bone of contention between the Miyamotos and the Heines after his death.