Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 481 pages

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.

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 481 pages

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