The Resource Pachinko

Pachinko

Label
Pachinko
Title
Pachinko
Statement of responsibility
Min Jin Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
* Shortlisted for the National Book Award * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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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Lee, Min Jin
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Pachinko
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51056185-d1d4-49ae-bf76-7b34948a7c95
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786691347
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pachinko
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:51056185-d1d4-49ae-bf76-7b34948a7c95
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781786691347
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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