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Pachinko

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

National Bestseller

Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post

In this bestselling, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.

"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.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-78669-135-3 / 978-1-78669-135-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Apollo
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-4555-6393-5 / 978-1-4555-6393-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-4555-6949-6 / 978-1-4555-6949-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-4555-6392-7 / 978-1-4555-6392-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-78669-137-X / 978-1-78669-137-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Apollo
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-78669-136-1 / 978-1-78669-136-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Apollo
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-4789-6743-9 / 978-1-4789-6743-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pachinko: Library Edition
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
ISBN: 1-4789-4548-6 / 978-1-4789-4548-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pachinko
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Apollo
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February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author(s): Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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