‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee is a historical fiction that utilizes a unique plot narrative that resonates with all people in terms of family bond, struggle for survival, and the will to reclaim one’s identity in a strange world.
‘Pachinko’ introduces readership to heart-rending themes that are able to tilt the emotion, and it gets even more touching with Min Jin Lee’s ability to zero in on her characters, exploring their deepest fears and disbelief.
Between the desires of adjusting to life in a foreign land, and the pressures of shouldering the demands of family life, ‘Pachinko’ explores unique quotes – some of which we tend to grapple with on a daily basis.
‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee ideally captures the experiences of a poor Korean family down to the hardship its members undergo by being foreigners in neighboring Japan.
‘Pachinko’ consolidates four generations of a Korean family – starting with the grandparents of the central character, Sunja, down to her grandchildren in an epic, emotional and gut-wrenching chronology.
‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee combines the narrative of four generations of a Korean family as they grapple with rejection and harsh treatment accustomed to immigrants in a postwar discriminatory Japanese society.