Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
  • Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
  • Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
  • Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
  • Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
ISBN: 1455563927
EAN13: 9781455563920
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 14, 2017
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 1.34" H x 7.95" L x 5.28" W
Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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 BOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINER OF THE MEDICI BOK CLUB PRIZE

Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELER * USA TODAY BESTSELER * WAL STRET JOURNAL BESTSELER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELER

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 Read More chevron_right

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Powerful cross-generational story. I learned so much about Japan and Korea’s history, even after having lived in S. Korea for awhile. Amazing story, with equal parts narrative and historical aspects. 5/5.
 
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