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The Literary Society | September 2020 Book Selection: Pachinko

September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September 2020 Book Selection: Pachinko

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee | “A saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from their home. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.”
Meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/j/96532875591
6:00pm – 7:00pm

  • September 16: Chapter 1-5
  • September 23: Chapter 6-17 (Book I: Gohyang/Homeland)
  • September 30: Chapter 1-20 (Book II: Motherland)
  • October 14: Chapter 1-21 (Book III: Pachinko), Ending
  • TBA: Next Book Selection/Voting

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Date:
September 23, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September 2020 Book Selection: Pachinko

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee | “A saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from their home. Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.”
Meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/j/96532875591
6:00pm – 7:00pm

  • September 16: Chapter 1-5
  • September 23: Chapter 6-17 (Book I: Gohyang/Homeland)
  • September 30: Chapter 1-20 (Book II: Motherland)
  • October 14: Chapter 1-21 (Book III: Pachinko), Ending
  • TBA: Next Book Selection/Voting

» Read more about The Literary Society…

Details

Date:
September 23, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Literature Section
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 253-3581