Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

Thursday, Dec 05, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:
Asia Bookroom.
Lawry Place.

A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.    Shortlisted for the National Book Award     One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017     Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.   Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story.   Through eight decades and four generations,  Pachinko  is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

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