Min Jin Lee, 2017

This story traces the life of one Korean family over several generations beginning in the early 1900’s.  In 1910, when Japan annexed Korea, every Korean citizen became a subject of Imperial Japan and remained so until Japan’s defeat at the end of World War II. Beginning with a fisherman and his wife, the book follows one family, exploring their lives living in Japan and the discrimination they endured.  It is an account of a persecuted immigrant community.  Pachinko is a story of love, loss, determination, luck, and perseverance.

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