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Min Jin Lee

Pachinko

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    Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.

    —Charles Dickens
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    It was as if a warm room had gotten cooler, but it was still the same room.
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    Some Koreans in Japan do not wish to be called Zainichi Korean because the term means literally “foreign resident staying
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    She felt angry with him for lying, but she felt grateful, too. She had loved him, and she could not bear the thought of him being gone from this life.
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    History has failed us, but no matter
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    woman should always have something put by
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    What a man wore or owned had nothing to do with his heart and character
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    For a woman, the man you marry will determine the quality of your life completely
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    The peasants knew that a spoiled son did more harm to a family than a dead one, and they kept themselves from indulging him too much
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    I think, especially here, if the narrator is fair, then the reader can decide what happened and what she feels about the story.
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    Naturally, the interplay of characters in setting and time affects both plot and characterization. There are major plot lines, but minor plot lines should offer critical support to the stor
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    doubt they’d hire you now, Mr. Columbia University. Japan still doesn’t hire Koreans to be teachers, cops, and nurses in lots of places. Y
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    Sadly, there is a long and troubled history of legal and social discrimination against the Koreans in Japan and those who have partial ethnic Korean backgrounds
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    His uncle Noa, whom he’d never met, had apparently killed himself because he wanted to be Japanese and normal.
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    Japan—the birthplace of all my fancy ancestors—everyone, everyone wants to be like everyone else.
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    was still hard for a Korean to become a Japanese citizen, and there were many who considered such a thing shameful—for a Korean to try to become a citizen of its former oppressor
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    Everyone he knew who was really Japanese did think he was middle-class even when he wasn’t
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    Man, life’s going to keep pushing you around, but you have to keep playing.”
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    That evening, when Noa did not call her, she realized that she had not given him her home number in Yokohama. In the morning, Hansu phoned her. Noa had shot himself a few minutes after she’d left his office.
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    retiring detective had failed to complete a report of a suicide, and eventually it landed on Haruki’s desk. A twelve-year-old Korean boy had jumped off the roof of his apartment building. T
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