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Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

  • THE KO 1/14 Lambert Avenue Newtown Australia (map)
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Join us for our next Book Club meeting where we will discuss the captivating Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

About the book:

  • Shortlisted for the National Book Award

  • One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017

  • Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club

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.

'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.

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Event details:

When: Thursday October 10th

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

What to bring: Your copy of the book, we provide everything else!

What’s provided: Delicious cheese and refreshments as well as complimentary wine from our friends at Scotchman’s Hill, we will also provide a structured format for the evening to generate discussion.

Cost: $20 for non-members / $18 for coworking members

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