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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Pachinko  National Book Award Finalist  Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN : 1455563919
File Size : 38,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*

Pachinko

Pachinko Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Apollo
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN : 9781838930509
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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* The million-copy bestseller* * National Book Award finalist * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * * Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club * 'This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' BARACK OBAMA. Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinkois an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Pachinko  National Book Award Finalist  Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-02-07
ISBN : 1455563919
File Size : 37,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Book Summary :

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*

Free Food for Millionaires

Free Food for Millionaires Book
Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2007-07-02
ISBN : 0446504386
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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In this One Book, One New York 2019 nominee from the author of National Book Award Finalist Pachinko, the Korean-American daughter of first-generation immigrants strives to join Manhattan's inner circle. Meet Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants immersed in a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford. Casey is eager to make it on her own, away from the judgements of her parents' tight-knit community, but she soon finds that her Princeton economics degree isn't enough to rid her of ever-growing credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend. When a chance encounter with an old friend lands her a new opportunity, she's determined to carve a space for herself in a glittering world of privilege, power, and wealth-but at what cost? Set in a city where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept, this sharp-eyed epic of love, greed, and ambition is a compelling portrait of intergenerational strife, immigrant struggle, and social and economic mobility. Addictively readable, Min Jin Lee's bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires exposes the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.

Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko

Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko Book
Author : Gordon Vanstone
Publisher : Monsoon Books
Release : 2021-03-01
ISBN : 191204983X
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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After three years in Japan, Fred Buchanan is broke, unemployed and engaged in a telepathic turf war with a feral cat behind an Okinawa convenience store. Thus begins his metaphysical odyssey back to Tokyo. Along the way, symbols and sages materialize in the form of a two-fingered jazz musician, the faded tattoo on an ex-yakuza lover, an odd brood of internet cafe refugees, the kite flyer of Kabukicho and Yukie, an alluring hostess with strips of delicious thigh and strange power imbued in the etched eye on her fingernail. Charging through Shinjuku’s neon jungle, enveloped in a boozy, nicotine-stained haze, past and present collide as an empty orchestra croons a slow dance of people and place, memory and madness, loss and love. All the while, Fred struggles to be an agent of his destiny and not another ball bearing bouncing through the cosmic pachinko. Rainy Day Ramen and the Cosmic Pachinko is told as a uniquely clever mix of Murakami-esque magical realism and gonzo Japan travelogue.

Winning Pachinko

Winning Pachinko Book
Author : Eric Sedensky
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2012-07-09
ISBN : 1462904319
File Size : 23,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Pachinko, a game played by over 30 million Japanese, is synonymous with glaring lights, mind-rattling noise and smoke-choked parlors. To the uninitiated, the game's phenomenal popularity is nothing less than an enigma. The unofficial truth is that pachinko is one of Japan's biggest forms of gambling. For non-Japanese, the hush surrounding this money-making aspect has contributed to misunderstandings about the game. Now, with Winning Pachinko Eric Sedensky opens parlor doors to the English-speaking world and guides readers through the essentials of play - where to buy balls, how to select a machine, and most importantly, how and where to claim one's booty of cool cash. A glossary of pachinko terms, useful diagrams, and photographs accompany the text.

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide   How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today Book
Author : Toosharn Haszard
Publisher : Toosharn Haszard
Release : 2017-05-17
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 30,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Book Summary :

The pastime of "Pachinko" is a great mystery to visitors to Japan. What is it? Is it fun? How can it be played? In this book I explain Pachinko in detail so you can enjoy it for yourself on your next trip to Japan. The book covers all you need to know over 7 chapters including how to find a parlour, how to operate the machine, how to "read" the machine and how to cash out. I have included my own photographs of actual pachinko machines in Japan to help you understand the different aspects of the game. There is also a handy Japanese/English glossary covering many pachinko-related words and phrases. I recommend this book to anyone visiting Japan that wants to try something new as well as fans of Japanese anime, drama, games, slot machines or gambling. This is the definitive guide to a unique and compelling Japanese pastime that you have to try!

The Pachinko Connection

The Pachinko Connection Book
Author : Donald G. Moore
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2003-07
ISBN : 0595283470
File Size : 24,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The Pachinko Connection takes the reader into a world of espionage, extortion and perversion, as CIA operative Adam Carver and pachinko parlor owner Noriko Kaneda attempt to follow the trail of money extorted from gambling halls in Japan and sent to North Korea, where, it is suspected, it is being used to help fund the development and sale of weapons of mass destruction.