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Min Jin Lee

Autor(a) de Pachinko

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About the Author

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, mostrar mais Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family. mostrar menos
Image credit: Min Jin Lee at the 2018 U.S. National Book Festival By Fuzheado - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72309976

Obras por Min Jin Lee

Pachinko (2017) 6,407 exemplares
Free Food for Millionaires (2007) 1,222 exemplares
The Best Girls (2019) 47 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Editor — 43 exemplares
American Hagwon 2 exemplares

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"in the end, the belly is your emperor"
Moshepit20 | 278 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2024 |
Hoonie is born in the late 1800s with a cleft palate and twisted foot but he’s very strong, a hard worker, and loyal to his wife Yangjin. Their only surviving child is Sunja, and this book mainly tells her life story, her mother Yangjin’s story, and Sunja’s children and grandchildren through the late 1980s. Pachinko, a game of chance, makes this poor family eventually very wealthy. I like family histories but this one didn’t work well me. What I liked was the book rarely delved into gory facts, such as dying. We knew a main character was going to die…& then in the next chapter, time has gone by, the death is in the past, as a matter of fact. I appreciated avoiding some cringey scenes. It was a good book. It just didn’t flow well for me. I even waited to review it in hopes I’d think better of it over time. Nope. So it’s a low pick for me.… (mais)
KarenMonsen | 278 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
This book is a saga of a family torn from its homeland, enduring tragedies and triumphs. Pachinko is both a means of living and a metaphor for the game of chance this family's life was.
bschweiger | 278 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
As I put down this book our national athletes prepare to leave for the delayed Summer Olympics in Japan. The Japanese Government is trying to put a brave face on it but the Japanese people are furious with admitting thousands of foreigners at a time when few Japanese have been vaccinated against the COVID virus. Billions have been spent on these Olympic Games, billions that could have been spent on vaccines and weren’t.

This story is about Japan’s sometimes on sometimes off again relationships with its neighbours. And like blacks in America, Koreans are treated with suspicion and often contempt.… (mais)
MylesKesten | 278 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |



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