Min Jin Lee’s critically-acclaimed novel Pachinko tells a sweeping multi-generational story of immigrant struggle writ small – Pittsburgh City Paper

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…

Reblogged from Pittsburgh City Paper

Image courtesy of Min Jin Lee/Elena Seiber

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