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The Pachinko parlor  Cover Image Book Book

The Pachinko parlor / Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1948830612
  • ISBN: 9781948830614
  • Physical Description: 167 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Open Letter edition
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in French as Les Billes du Pachinko"--Title page verso
Summary, etc.:
"It is summer in Tokyo. Claire finds herself dividing her time between tutoring twelve-year-old Mieko, in an apartment in an abandoned hotel, and lying on the floor at her grandparents' daydreaming, playing Tetris, and listening to the sounds from the street above...The plan is for Claire to visit Korea with her grandparents. They fled the civil war there over fifty years ago, along with thousands of others, and haven't been back since. When they first arrived in Japan, they opened Shiny, a pachinko parlor. Shiny is still open, drawing people in with its bright, flashing lights and promises of good fortune. And as Mieko and Claire gradually bond, a tender relationship growing, Mieko's determination to visit the pachinko parlor builds." --Supplied by the publisher.
Subject: Koreans > Japan > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kent Library Association - Kent F DUS (Text) 33410150980680 Adult New Fiction Checked out 04/01/2023

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