Pachinko : The New York Times Bestseller


By Min Jin Lee (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 560 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Apollo
ISBN: 9781838930509
Published: 9 Jan 2020
Classifications :Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Weight: 376g
Dimensions: 201 x 121 x 36 (mm)

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.

'This is a captivating book... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' Barack Obama

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