Beth D'alleva asked:
Around what year do you think this book takes place? Do you think it's a misprint on page 184 - Chapter 14 when it says "I dnot care if he wasn't fighting back. It's about time someone beat Franklin up. He deserved it, after what he's done". Beat up Franklin? He's dead and what did he do?
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[it takes place in the year 1978 (page one, add 300 yrs to 1678) and no it was not a misprint. Henry had a freudian slip. he said Franklin's name because he was subconsciously mad at him for doing all those horrible things to Chay and other Cambodians. (hide spoiler)]