Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1455563919
ISBN 13: 9781455563913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Book Review:

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 2018 DAYTON 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
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 1786691345
ISBN 13: 9781786691347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko Book Review:

* 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.

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1455563919
ISBN 13: 9781455563913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Book Review:

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 2018 DAYTON 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
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2007-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780446504386
ISBN 13: 0446504386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Food for Millionaires Book Review:

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST PACHINKO New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceNPR Fresh Air Top Ten Books of the YearUSA Today Top Ten Books of the YearThe Times (London) Top Ten Books of the Year In her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford. Fresh out of Princeton with an economics degree, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves-but at what cost? Lee's bestselling, sharp-eyed, sweeping epic of love, greed, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept-is an addictively readable, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.

Pachinko

Pachinko
Author: Lambert M. Surhone,Miriam T. Timpledon,Susan F. Marseken
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2010-04-19
ISBN 10: 9786130304799
ISBN 13: 613030479X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko Book Review:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pachinko is a Japanese gaming device used for amusement and gambling. A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but with no flippers and a large number of relatively small balls. The player fires a ball up into the machine, controlling only its initial speed. The ball then cascades down through a dense forest of pins. In most cases, the ball falls to the bottom and is lost, but if it instead goes into certain pockets, more balls are released as a jackpot. Pachinko machines were originally strictly mechanical, but modern ones have incorporated extensive electronics, becoming similar to video slot machines.

Winning Pachinko

Winning Pachinko
Author: Eric Sedensky
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2012-07-09
ISBN 10: 1462904319
ISBN 13: 9781462904310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning Pachinko Book Review:

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
Author: Toosharn Haszard
Publsiher: Toosharn Haszard
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2017-05-17
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Pachinko Guide - How to Play Japanese Pachinko Today Book Review:

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!

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1455563919
ISBN 13: 9781455563913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Book Review:

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 2018 DAYTON 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*

The Pachinko Connection

The Pachinko Connection
Author: Donald G. Moore
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN 10: 0595283470
ISBN 13: 9780595283477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pachinko Connection Book Review:

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.

Pachinko

Pachinko
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781455569656
ISBN 13: 1455569658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pachinko Book Review:

In early 1900s Korea, Sunja is the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family. Her unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. Caught in the indifferent arc of history, through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, Sunja's family members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

Pachinko

Pachinko
Author: Target Abroad, Ltd
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1
Release: 196?
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:173619969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dreaming Pachinko

Dreaming Pachinko
Author: Isaac Adamson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2003-05-06
ISBN 10: 0060516232
ISBN 13: 9780060516239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming Pachinko Book Review:

Tokyo, July 2001: Hard-boiled reporter Billy Chaka is back in the neon metropolis interviewing a has-been pop singer turned pachinko fanatic for Youth in Asia magazine. Looks like an easy assignment until he witnesses a beautiful young woman suffer a seizure in the Lucky Benten pachinko hall. When she is later found dead beneath the expressway, Chaka becomes embroiled in an apparent blackmail plot involving a Ministry of Construction official, a brash nineteen-year-old girl, a shadowy entity known only as "Mr. Bojangles," and four silent figures who have a penchant for showing up uninvited inside Chaka's hotel room. As the bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, Chaka must untangle the lies, obsessions, and seemingly supernatural events that link the dead woman to a forgotten, bloody incident from the desperate closing days of World War II. Spellbinding and hilarious, Dreaming Pachinko will take you on a surreal thrill- ride through the city of the future -- a place where no one can escape the past.

Summary of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Summary of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Author: Paul Adams
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1196074169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Book Review:

The Pachinko Woman

The Pachinko Woman
Author: Henry Mynton
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780688161705
ISBN 13: 0688161707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pachinko Woman Book Review:

Helim Kim, a beautiful Korean businesswoman with complex and dangerous ties to North Korean, Japanese, and American espionage interests, falls in love with an unsuspecting Los Angeles lawyer and desperately tries to keep her secrets from threatening him. 25,000 first printing.

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture
Author: Sandra Buckley
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780415481526
ISBN 13: 041548152X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture Book Review:

This encyclopedia covers culture from the end of the Imperialist period in 1945 right up to date to reflect the vibrant nature of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

The Proletarian Gamble

The Proletarian Gamble
Author: Ken C. Kawashima
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2009-03-27
ISBN 10: 0822392291
ISBN 13: 9780822392293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proletarian Gamble Book Review:

Koreans constituted the largest colonial labor force in imperial Japan during the 1920s and 1930s. Caught between the Scylla of agricultural destitution in Korea and the Charybdis of industrial depression in Japan, migrant Korean peasants arrived on Japanese soil amid extreme instability in the labor and housing markets. In The Proletarian Gamble, Ken C. Kawashima maintains that contingent labor is a defining characteristic of capitalist commodity economies. He scrutinizes how the labor power of Korean workers in Japan was commodified, and how these workers both fought against the racist and contingent conditions of exchange and combated institutionalized racism. Kawashima draws on previously unseen archival materials from interwar Japan as he describes how Korean migrants struggled against various recruitment practices, unfair and discriminatory wages, sudden firings, racist housing practices, and excessive bureaucratic red tape. Demonstrating that there was no single Korean “minority,” he reveals how Koreans exploited fellow Koreans and how the stratification of their communities worked to the advantage of state and capital. However, Kawashima also describes how, when migrant workers did organize—as when they became involved in Rōsō (the largest Korean communist labor union in Japan) and in Zenkyō (the Japanese communist labor union)—their diverse struggles were united toward a common goal. In The Proletarian Gamble, his analysis of the Korean migrant workers' experiences opens into a much broader rethinking of the fundamental nature of capitalist commodity economies and the analytical categories of the proletariat, surplus populations, commodification, and state power.

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure
Author: Sepp Linhart,Sabine Fr?hst?ck
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791437919
ISBN 13: 0791437914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure Book Review:

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure brings together scholars of various disciplines from around the globe to discuss different forms of leisure activities in past and present Japan, thus enriching our knowledge of Japanese culture. Arranged in five sections, the volume focuses on everyday activities such as leisure, sports, travel and nature, theater and music, playing games, and gambling. The editors place the treated leisure activities into a historical frame of reference and relate them to the well-known classification scheme of games by Roger Caillois.

Korea

Korea
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN 10: 0061978256
ISBN 13: 9780061978258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Korea Book Review:

In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia. With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.

It Ends with Us

It Ends with Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1982143657
ISBN 13: 9781982143657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Ends with Us Book Review:

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Writers & Company

Writers & Company
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0394227387
ISBN 13: 9780394227382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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