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'Pachinko': Korean exiles in Japan

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Article
https://www.idahostatejournal.com/arts_and_entertainment/book_reviews/pachinko-korean-exiles-in-japan/article_f2ee3cd8-6594-5e35-b1dd-37890cbd9cac.html
Journal
The Idaho State Journal
Issued Date
September 20, 2018
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
Idaho
Book
파친코
Writer
Lee Min Jin
Translator
LEE Mee-jeong

About the Author

  • Lee Min Jin
  • Birth : 1968 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Min Jin
  • Family Name : Lee
  • Korean Name : 이민진
  • ISNI : 0000000047748236
  • Works : 10
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  • English(English)

“Pachinko” by Korean American author Min Jin Lee is a compelling saga following Koreans who settle in Japan where Koreans endure racial discrimination. “Pachinko” is also the name of a slot machine game that Lee uses well as a metaphor. Those pin balls can fall anywhere. The novel, a product of thorough research, covers four generations of Korean exiles and has earned many positive reviews. Lee’s opening sentence captures the tragedy to come: “History has failed us, but no matter.” Of course, it does matter. “Pachinko” was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for fiction. The plot is episodic.

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  • Indonesian(Bahasa Indonesia) Book Available
    Pachinko
    Min Jin Lee / 이민진 / 2022
  • French(Français) Book Available
    Pachinko
    Min-Jin Lee / 이민진 / 2021
  • English(English) Book Available
    Pachinko
    Min Jin Lee / 이민진 / 2020

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