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Min Jin Lee

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About the Author

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, näytä lisää 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. näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Min Jin Lee at the 2018 U.S. National Book Festival By Fuzheado - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72309976

Tekijän teokset

Pachinko (2017) 5,983 kappaletta
Free Food for Millionaires (2007) 1,182 kappaletta
The Best Girls (2019) 45 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Toimittaja — 18 kappaletta
American Hagwon 2 kappaletta

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I was swept into this generational saga by the first page. I felt the waves sprayed across my skin from Yeongdo. I tasted the bitterness of inconsolable grief and regret time and time again. I was constantly worried about Noa, Mozasu and all the other miscellaneous characters in this epic tale of what it means to truly find a home. This book had me shook. NAH! I WAS SHOOKTH! Every character is portrayed in with such nuisances and distinction that it was impossible not to feel anything including someone like Hansu. If that wasn't enough there are also layers upon layers like socioeconomics, gender and politics,spirituality,and the dynamics of group think in a society. It really is a fascinating read, but please take small breaks between chapters to recuperate mentally. Please take that under advisement before any extensive reading. Happy Holidays!… (lisätietoja)
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OnniAdda | 267 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
A beautiful story. I had a roller-coaster of emotions reading this novel.
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wallace2012 | 267 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 4, 2023 |
Covering seventy years of a family of Koreans living in Japan, their trials and successes, the culture differences, this would have been a five star read for me, were it not for the distasteful mixture of lewd language throughout the book alongside the story of the Korean pastor and his family.
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countrylife | 267 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 12, 2023 |
Beginning in the early 1900s and progressing into the late 198os, this is the story of a Korean family, centering around the character of Sunja, who, because of dire circumstances, moves to Japan and must navigate her way in a country that doesn't seem to want her or others of her kind. As generations pass and relationships evolve, the hope is that Japan will become more accepting of those they consider outsiders. But do things ever really change?

I know that I'm late to the party on this one. I'd been looking forward to this read, as it's garnered a fair amount of hype and good reviews. This book started out strong. It's divided into three parts, and I really enjoyed the first, which tells of Sunja's younger years in Korea and progresses to the point when she leaves her homeland behind. Sunja's story continues into parts 2 and 3, but these focus more on her family -- her children and her children's children. Throughout, there is a strong theme of how the Japanese consider the Korean people inferior. This book educated me, as I really didn't know much at all about the Japanese/Korean relationship. However, I did feel that the book was longer than it needed to be, and I became less engaged as it progressed. Part 1 was really the most well-written, and I felt that it went downhill, to a degree, from there. Not a bad book by any means, but if I'm honest, it didn't quite live up to my high expectations.… (lisätietoja)
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indygo88 | 267 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 23, 2023 |



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