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Min Jin Lee

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Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, vis mere Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family. vis mindre
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Værker af Min Jin Lee

Pachinko (2017) 6,304 eksemplarer
Free Food for Millionaires (2007) 1,214 eksemplarer
The Best Girls (2019) 46 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Redaktør — 34 eksemplarer
American Hagwon 2 eksemplarer

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This book is a saga of a family torn from its homeland, enduring tragedies and triumphs. Pachinko is both a means of living and a metaphor for the game of chance this family's life was.
 
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bschweiger | 276 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
As I put down this book our national athletes prepare to leave for the delayed Summer Olympics in Japan. The Japanese Government is trying to put a brave face on it but the Japanese people are furious with admitting thousands of foreigners at a time when few Japanese have been vaccinated against the COVID virus. Billions have been spent on these Olympic Games, billions that could have been spent on vaccines and weren’t.

This story is about Japan’s sometimes on sometimes off again relationships with its neighbours. And like blacks in America, Koreans are treated with suspicion and often contempt.… (mere)
 
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MylesKesten | 276 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I liked the story and if nothing else, it was enlightening to read about the relationship between Korea and Japan. I thought about rating it 4 stars, but for me, the story lagged a little toward the end mostly because of the introduction of too many new characters that seemed to suddenly appear.
 
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ellink | 276 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
The main character (Casey) is so unlikeable that I could not finish the first chapter. I much preferred Pachinko and thought I'd like this just as much.
 
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tyk314 | 53 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Intae Kim Narrator
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7,609
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ISBN
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