Study Guide

Snow Falling on Cedars Chapter 28

By David Guterson

Chapter 28

  • Apparently, Kabuo has just finished telling this story to the court, and Alvin Hooks is about to cross-examine him.
  • During the cross, Hooks gets on Kabuo's case for initially not being forthcoming about his interaction with Carl on the night of his death and for not offering certain details in his testimony about the battery.
  • Once Kabuo is allowed to step down, we learn that the people watching from the gallery are not sympathetic to the defendant; he makes them think about the war, and they view him as entirely different from themselves.