First Monday Book Club
Our First Monday Book Club is held at 7pm on the first Monday of each month in our Surry Hills store. All are welcome, so come along and make new bookish friends while engaging in hearty discussion on our monthly book and enjoying drinks and nibbles.
7pm August 6
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
For the August edition of the First Monday Book Club we'll be reading a favourite of our booksellers and our customers, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.
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.
About Min Jin Lee
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 highly acclaimed novel, Pachinko, is also published by Head of Zeus. For more information, visit minjinlee.com.