Last Samurai-ers–you know what to do.
And here’s a thought that occurred to me from last week’s section. During Yamamoto’s interview from last week’s section, he mentions how the African community whose music he tried to listen to “would play a piece of music with six of seven rhythms all at once.”  That seems to be a dead-on reference to Seven Samurai, how the film is spinning out seven (or eight, or nine) different rhythms all in counterpoint to each other.
Or you could look at it in terms of the multiple narratives DeWitt is overlaying here.
And of course, that’s just a couple of the ways this could be applied to the book.