17 Apr BABEL: Min Jin Lee Categories: Official JB Events Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive), 2: BABEL Archive, Just Buffalo History (2010s)
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.
About the Author
(Photograph of Min Jin Lee © Elene Seibert)
About the Book
‟Luminous…a powerful meditation on what immigrants sacrifice to achieve a home in the world. This story confirms Lee’s place among our finest novelists.”
—Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her
A saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from their home.
Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose 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.
So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.
Download the Reader’s Guide for Pachinko (provided by Reading Group Guides).
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