When more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II, San Francisco's bustling Japantown neighborhood suddenly became an urban ghost town. African Americans from the neighboring Fillmore district, rural whites from the Midwest, and other societal outcasts began to fill the vacant neighborhood. But what happened when the Japanese Americans came back? Infused with the jazz rhythms of the neighborhood and the era, After the War portrays an unexpected grouping of characters, all of whom have one thing in common: the desire to find a place they can call home. Radiantly hopeful in its characters' search for acceptance and heart-wrenching in its honesty, After the War is an urgent valentine to San Francisco-and to the everyday people who have built this city with their lives, loves, and stories.