Pachinko Min Jin Lee An epic saga of a family of Koreans under Japanese occupation, and then as aliens in Japan, spanning 1910 till 1989. Each generation tries to craft a strategy that will make the transition to full citizenship of some country somewhere, but then is left adrift in a kind of exile. A fascinating and heartbreaking portrait of day-to-day life and survival.
“‘We can be deported. We have no motherland. Life is full of things he cannot control so he must adapt. My boy has to survive.’” p. 395