Min Jin Lee



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    (Paperback | ISBN 9781786691378 | 560 pages)


    A Victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

    Yeongdo, Korea 1911.

    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 a Christian minister offers a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.

    Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country where she has no friends and no home, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.


    ‘Gripping…Pachinko is a stunning achievement, full of heart, full of grace, full of truth.’ —Erica Wagner

    ‘An instant classic, a page-turner, and probably the best book of the year.’ —Darin Strauss

    Pachinko confirms Lee’s place among our finest novelists.’—Junot Díaz

    ‘A deep, broad, addictive history of a Korean family in Japan.’—David Mitchell