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Book Club - Pachinko
Through a special partnership with the UCI Libraries, we are pleased to co-sponsor a book club on Pachinko, led by Professor Joseph Jeon.
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.
Thursday, October 11 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Langson Library, Ground floor
Pereira Drive, Irvine, CA 92697