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In this bestselling, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.

"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 dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters-strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis-survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.



About the Author

Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee's (Feb 2017) is a national bestseller, a Editor's Choice and an American Booksellers Association's Indie Next Great Reads. Lee's debut novel (May 2007) was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a Editor's Choice, a Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller; it was a Top 10 Novels of the Year for , NPR's and Min Jin went to Yale College where she was awarded both the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the James Ashmun Veech Prize for Fiction. She attended law school at Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer for several years in New York prior to writing full time. She has received the NYFA Fellowship for Fiction, the Peden Prize from for Best Story, and the Narrative Prize for New and Emerging Writer. Her fiction has been featured on NPR's and has appeared most recently in . Her writings about books, travel and food have appeared in of London, and . Her personal essays have been anthologized in , and . She served three consecutive seasons as a Morning Forum columnist of the of South Korea. Lee has spoken about writing, politics, film and literature at various institutions including Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Francaise, The Center for Fiction, Tufts, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford, Johns Hopkins (SAIS) , University of Connecticut, Boston College, Hamilton College, Hunter College of New York, Harvard Law School, Yale University, Ewha University, Waseda University, the American School in Japan, World Women's Forum, Korean Community Center (NJ) , the Hay Literary Festival (UK) , the Tokyo American Center of the U.S. Embassy, the Asia House (UK) , and the Asia Society in New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. In 2017, she won the Literary Death Match (Brooklyn/Episode 8) , and she is a proud alumna of Women of Letters (Public Theater) .From 2007 to 2011, Min Jin lived in Tokyo where she researched and wrote . She lives in New York with her family.



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