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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

Event Type

Diversity and Inclusion, Arts / Humanities

Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Website

http://illuminations.uci.edu/events/2...

Cost

Free

Department
Humanities
Hashtag

#ucitoday

Event Sponsor

UCI Libraries

Event Contact Email

krgaffney@uci.edu

Event Contact Phone

949-824-5112

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