Pachinko is a saga that follows one family from rural Korea to several large cities in Japan. It begins in 1910 with Hoonie, a twenty-seven year old, hard working Korean man, who unfortunately, has several birth defects. Nonetheless, he marriesand sires a daughter who becomes pregnant with a wealthy married man’s child. The novel continues on for two more generations, ending in Tokyo in 1989.
If you enjoy multi-generational tales, you will want to read Pachinko. Min Jin Lee is a fine story teller who keeps the plot moving with interesting, engaging characters.