Friday 17 March 2017 10:05AM (view full episode)
Korean immigrants to Japan during the time of occupation were known as ‘zainichi’, which means ‘foreign residents staying in Japan’. This idea of impermanence was passed on to their children.
When your place in the country of your birth is considered temporary, how do you find your place in the world?
Min Jin Lee received international acclaim for her debut, Free Food for Millionaires, which took a sympathetic and entertaining look at coming of age in America.
And in her sophomore novel, Pachinko, Lee tells the story of a Korean family’s search for identity, across four generations and almost a century.
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