Pachinko

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Head of Zeus, Jan 9, 2020 - Families - 560 pages

A victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

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This is a beautifully written saga of a Korean family who moves to Japan. The beginning moves a little slowly, but it gradually develops into a fascinating historical study. As Koreans, the Baek ... Read full review

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In 1910 the Japanese occupied Korea, beginning a decades-long colonization that only ended at the conclusion of World War II. Throughout this time, as life in Korea became increasingly difficult and ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Min Jin Lee is the bestselling author of two novels. Pachinkowas a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Timesbestseller and was included on over 75 best books of the year lists. It is currently being adapted for television by Apple TV. Lee's debut novel Free Food for Millionaireswas a Top 10 Books of the Year for The Times, NPR's Fresh Airand USA Today. Min Jin Lee's writings have appeared in The New Yorker, the TLS, the Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, The Timesand the Wall Street Journal, among others. In 2019, Lee was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame. She serves as a trustee of PEN America, a director of the Authors Guild and on the National Advisory Board of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard.

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