Pachinko | Harper Collins Australia


by Min Jin Lee

On Sale: 01/02/2017


About the Book

A Victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations.

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781786691361
  • ISBN 10: 1786691361
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 01/02/2017
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Min Jin Lee is a Korean-American author and journalist. Born in Seoul, her family moved to America when she was seven. She worked as a lawyer before deciding to write full time. Her second novel, Pachinko, is also published by Head of Zeus. For more information, visit

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