Published July 9, 2018 by Quaterni.


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5 stars (6 reviews)

6 editions

A revealing history

3 stars

Content warning vague spoiler

Review of 'Pachinko' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

A bit of a slow start, but once I settled in I was captivated to the very end. Beautiful book. Racism was handled with nuance and care.

Some good quotes, too:

"In the end, your belly was your emperor."

"Life is shitty, but not all the time."

Review of 'Pachinko' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book provides a moving portrayal of being Korean in Japan in the twentieth century as it traces through the hopes and experiences of several generations. It starts in Korea prior to World War II and continues to after the Korean conflict. It includes experiences of Korean Americans and Koreans born in Japan who studied in the United States. It is a very useful lens for looking at how people from dominant cultures treat people from marginalized cultures. Highly recommended.

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