Min Jin Lee - Pachinko — in conversation with Bethanne Patrick — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

One of the most talked about books of 2017, Lee’s second novel, a finalist for the National Book Award, is the story of four generations of a Korean family in Japan. The narrative starts in the early 1900s in Japanese-occupied Korea where Sunja, discovering that the father of her unborn child is married, rejects him and weds a pastor. The two move to Japan, and Sunja opens a small shop with her sister-in-law and raises two sons. One becomes a scholar, the second runs a prosperous pachinko parlor. Meanwhile, her former lover turns up, complicating a life already made difficult by displacement and discrimination. Expertly balancing epic sweep with intimate portrayals of individual lives, Lee explores not just the ideas of immigration, exile, and family, but movingly conveys the full emotional range of these issues. Lee will be in conversation with Book Maven Bethanne Patrick.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455563920
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

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