What I’m Reading: Pachinko By Min Jin Lee
I’ve been catching up on my “to be read” list lately and finally got to Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I’m just sorry I didn’t read it sooner.
Pachinko is a multi-generational spanning most of the 20th century in Korea and Japan.
An exquisitely told saga that mainly follows Sunja who falls pregnant to a yakuza boss. She must find salvation in a hostile land where she faces everything from poverty and racism to war.
I was hooked from the beginning and fully invested in each of the characters.
Having lived in Japan I loved getting a new insight into the country and I’m also a sucker for historical fiction.
Not a short read but worth every word. Just make sure you have the tissues handy. 5 stars 🌟
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