Pachinko: Min Lin Lee


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Injustice, prejudice, unfair abuse, war, poverty and wealth take center stage in a novel that will take readers back to Japan beginning in 1910 to the present time. A family of Korean immigrants torn apart by war, a caste system and lack of acceptance of race differences and wealth. A parent is dismayed when her son is born with a cleft palate and a twisted foot. Hoonie is the central character at the beginning and although he is deformed you grow to love and understand his struggles and his will to survive. Thinking her son would never marry the matchmaker of the village arranges for him to marry Yangjin who is only 15. Sometimes things happen and they both fell into a steady rhythm and their love bloomed in a different way and the respect he showed for her is more than most people or women sometimes get today. Losing…

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