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Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
Pachinko
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A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.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... show more
A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.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 fa
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781786691378 (178669137X)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Pages no: 537
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
This is one of those books that I enjoyed fairly well, but don’t have many good things to say about. It’s the story of three generations of a Korean family living in Japan, beginning in 1932 (after a first chapter set in 1910) and ending in 1989. It’s interesting from a historical perspective (I was...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
I had heard before about the people called the zainichi (ethnic Koreans in Japan), but I'd never read any books about them. This historical novel brings the spotlight to the lives of these Koreans who live in Japan and their struggles with identity, discrimination, racism and a sense of belonging—or...
learn by going
learn by going rated it
4.5 Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
It took me almost four months to read Pachinko. As I read, I began wondering about my slow pace. My fall semesters are busier, yes, but I still manage to finish most books in what's a timely manner for me. It certainly wasn't because I found the book hard to read in terms of comprehension or engagem...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Four generations of a family come alive on the page.
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, author; Allison Hiroto, narrator The novel begins in 1910, in Korea, and continues almost until the end of the century. Korea is part of the Japanese Empire and the difficult relationship between the Japanese and the Koreans throughout that time coupled with war and peace and ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Pachinko
4.5 starsThis follows a family through a few generations. They are from Korea. They are poor and end up in Japan for more opportunities. The Japanese look down on them. I've never thought about the prejudices between different East Asian countries. Even Koreans born in Japan for a couple of gen...
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