Pachinko

Pachinko is a kind of vertical pinball game played by adults in Japan. Although gambling is formally illegal there, pachinko bypasses this prohibition by ...

Pachinko

Pachinko

* 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, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

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Pachinko
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Min Jin Lee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-23 - Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

* 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
Winning Pachinko
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: Eric Sedensky
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-09 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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
The Ultimate Pachinko Guide - How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today
Language: en
Pages: 29
Authors: Toosharn Haszard
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-17 - Publisher: Toosharn Haszard

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
The Pachinko Connection
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Donald G. Moore
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

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
The Pachinko Girl
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Vann Chow
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Publishing House

An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of a Canadian book award. Its colossal story has been regarded as a mix of psychological thriller, murder mystery, corporate espionage and more. The book also exposes a slew of human rights issues such

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