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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Title
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Statement of responsibility
Min Jin Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "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.*Includes reading group guide* p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #1f4e79} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
Summary
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10550780
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jin Lee, Min
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781455569656
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b92d0b34-d678-4f54-a411-5c3875385de1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781455569656
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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