APT9 BOOK CLUB: 'PACHINKO' (2017)
3.00PM Sat 2 Feb 2019
QAG | Members lounge | Sold Out
Take a step out of your comfort zone this season as we delve into a five-part focus on writing from across Asia and the Pacific, linking to themes and histories presented in APT9.
Book 1: Pachinko (2017), Min Jin Lee
Earning a coveted spot among the New York Times’ top 10 books of 2017, Pachinko chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean family. An epic tale of identity, love, death and survival, the novel strategically guides the reader through a history of Japan’s colonisation of Korea, the East Asian experience of World War Two, and the influence of Christianity on Korean society. It explores love, family and the changing role of women, and offers a set of interconnected stories that mirror the movement of history.