This family saga about four generations starts in Busan during the Japanese occupation, and after the family immigrates to Japan, the novel tells the story of Korean-Japanese hardship as the characters face racism and discrimination. It raises questions about one’s identity and mixed feelings for one’s native country and hometown.
2018년 출간된 이민진의 장편소설이다. 2017년 미국에서<Pachinko>로 출판되었고 이를 한국어로 번역하여 출간한 것이다. 작품은 '자이니치(재일동포)'의 삶이 지닌 비극과 애환을 다룬 것이다. 일본의 경제적 사회적 편견 속에서 고통받는 이방인으로서의 재일동포들의 삶을 미국이민1.5세대인 작가의 경험을 토대로 소설화했다.
This novel by Lee Min Jin was written in English and published in the United States in 2017, and its Korean translation was published in 2018. Written by a Korean-American writer, this epic saga of four generations of a poor Korean family living in Japan addresses the discrimination they face on an everyday basis.
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