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Pachinko

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle).

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE

Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER


"There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones."

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

*Includes reading group guide*

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller
Author(s): Min Jin Lee, Michael Schmidt
ISBN: 1-78669-135-3 / 978-1-78669-135-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
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Title: Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pachinko - Target Club Pick
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
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Title: Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller
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Title: Pachinko: The New York Times Bestseller
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ISBN: 1-78669-136-1 / 978-1-78669-136-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
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ISBN: 1-4789-6743-9 / 978-1-4789-6743-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Pachinko Lib/E
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