by Rege Behe
The title of Min Jin Lee’s most recent novel might seem at odds with the story’s epic sweep.
Pachinko is a pinball-like gambling game that has been popular for decades among Korean expatriates in Japan. In contrast, Lee’s novel Pachinko (2017, Grand Central) takes place over a century, telling a multi-generational story of the immigrant struggle to survive and adjust in new surroundings…
Image courtesy of Min Jin Lee/Elena Seiber