Study Guide

Snow Falling on Cedars Chapter 29

By David Guterson

Chapter 29

  • Now we're in the homestretch of the trial. Alvin Hooks offers his closing statements first.
  • Nels Gudmundsson then offers his own, imploring the jury not to be swayed by prejudice in deciding Kabuo's fate.
  • Then, Judge Fielding delivers his closing guidance to the jury. He reminds them that they can convict only if Kabuo's guilt (and it has to be guilt of premeditated murder) is beyond a shadow of a doubt.