Min Jin Lee

Pachinko

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    Olga Sohas quoted2 years ago
    Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.

    —Charles Dickens
    Anastasia Manylovahas quoted10 months ago
    It was as if a warm room had gotten cooler, but it was still the same room.
    Muneera Al Hendihas quotedlast year
    Some Koreans in Japan do not wish to be called Zainichi Korean because the term means literally “foreign resident staying
    b2273904549has quoted2 years ago
    She felt angry with him for lying, but she felt grateful, too. She had loved him, and she could not bear the thought of him being gone from this life.
    Natanhas quoted3 years ago
    History has failed us, but no matter
    b9277543809has quoted3 days ago
    Sunja had lost all of her prospects. She was pregnant, and the baby’s father was unable to marry her. A week ago, Sunja had confessed this to her mother, but, of course, no one else knew.
    b9277543809has quoted3 days ago
    What a man wore or owned had nothing to do with his heart and character.
    Kandi Tolentinohas quoted3 months ago
    woman should always have something put by
    Kandi Tolentinohas quoted3 months ago
    What a man wore or owned had nothing to do with his heart and character
    Kandi Tolentinohas quoted3 months ago
    For a woman, the man you marry will determine the quality of your life completely
    Kandi Tolentinohas quoted4 months ago
    The peasants knew that a spoiled son did more harm to a family than a dead one, and they kept themselves from indulging him too much
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    I think, especially here, if the narrator is fair, then the reader can decide what happened and what she feels about the story.
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    Naturally, the interplay of characters in setting and time affects both plot and characterization. There are major plot lines, but minor plot lines should offer critical support to the stor
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    doubt they’d hire you now, Mr. Columbia University. Japan still doesn’t hire Koreans to be teachers, cops, and nurses in lots of places. Y
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    Sadly, there is a long and troubled history of legal and social discrimination against the Koreans in Japan and those who have partial ethnic Korean backgrounds
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    His uncle Noa, whom he’d never met, had apparently killed himself because he wanted to be Japanese and normal.
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    Japan—the birthplace of all my fancy ancestors—everyone, everyone wants to be like everyone else.
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    was still hard for a Korean to become a Japanese citizen, and there were many who considered such a thing shameful—for a Korean to try to become a citizen of its former oppressor
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    Everyone he knew who was really Japanese did think he was middle-class even when he wasn’t
    Belén Arteagahas quoted4 months ago
    Man, life’s going to keep pushing you around, but you have to keep playing.”
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