BABEL: Min Jin Lee

Announcement Date : Wednesday, March 20, 2019Categories: Official JB Events

Min Jin Lee - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
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
MIN JIN LEE’s debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the “Top 10 Novels of the Year” for The Times (London), NPR’s “Fresh Air” and USA Today. Her second novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 2017 and was named one of the “Top Ten Books of the Year” by The New York Times. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR’s “Selected Shorts.” Her writings have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family.

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(Photograph of Min Jin Lee © Elene Seibert)

About the Book
Min Jin Lee - Pachinko - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Pachinko

‟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.

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Discussion Questions

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Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event at Kleinhans for the 2017-2018 season. VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.

  • General Admission: $35
  • General Admission (Student Discount): $10
  • General Admission (Library Card Discount): $30
  • VIP Patron: $100

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Season Subscription tickets are good for all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2018–2019 season. VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening. After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.

  • General Admission (Single): $110
  • General Admission (2+): $95 each
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