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Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee

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* 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Head of Zeus
Imprint:
Apollo
Publication Date:
2017

Format

  • OverDrive Read 3.1 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 3.1 MB

Min Jin Lee (Author)

Min Jin Lee is a Korean-American author and journalist. Born in Seoul, her family moved to America when she was seven. She worked as a lawyer before deciding to write full time. For more information, visit minjinlee.com.

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