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Discussion of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Hosted by the Consul of the Rio de Janeiro Book Group
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Took place 4 weeks ago
Sun 29 May 15:30 - 17:00

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In the author’s words, Pachinko is:

“A saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from their home.

PACHINKO follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early Protected content Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan.

So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.”

I found the book very interesting as you learn some intertwined history of Korea and Japan in the 20th century as viewed through the lens of a poor Korean family as they move from Korea to Japan. Though the account is fictional the book is historically accurate. The author, the daughter of Korean immigrants to the US, based the characters on stories told to her by her relatives.

The Kindle version of the book is currently on sale for just R$9.99. As the book is over Protected content long don't procrastinate!

The discussion will be in a café with mouth-watering baked goodies that is conveniently located Protected content