Author Min Jin Lee in Westport
Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome MIN JIN LEE, author of the New York Times bestselling novel PACHINKO to our spring Writers Series on Thursday, May 24th at 6:00pm at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery (1 Partners Lane, Westport). Lee will be in conversation with Dawn Tripp, author of the national bestselling novel Georgia. Please call for reservations as this in-demand event is quickly filling up!
In Min Jin Lee’s bestselling, magisterial epic, four generations of a poor, proud immigrant family fight to control their destinies, exiled from a homeland they never knew.
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant—and that her lover is married—she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home and to reject her son’s powerful father sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Richly told and profoundly moving, PACHINKO is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From the bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters—strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis—survive against the indifferent arc of history.