The Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher: Publishing House
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 332

An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of a Canadian book award. Its colossal story has been regarded as a mix of psychological thriller, murder mystery, corporate espionage and more. The book also exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, homosexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions in her debut fiction series. Synopsis: An American businessman Smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. He quickly found out that Misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of engaging in sex trade. Meanwhile, a film director Tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story. Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Who did this? And what was he or she trying to cover up? THE PACHINKO GIRL is a colossal, twisted murder mystery written in four parts. This is the first book and it promises to run like a movie.


The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN: 9781534701830
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 350

The White Man and the Pachinko Girl is a suspenseful, psychological thriller. The story began with a chanced encounter between an American man named Smith and the Japanese girl Misa, whose paths crossed in the mystical modern city of Japan because of a murder investigation. The White Man and the Pachinko Girl is book I of the Tokyo Faces series.


THE PACHINKO CONNECTION

THE PACHINKO CONNECTION

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  • Author: Donald G. Moore
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781469744834
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 218

The Pachinko Connection takes the reader into a world of espionage, extortion and perversion, as CIA operative Adam Carver and pachinko parlor owner Noriko Kaneda attempt to follow the trail of money extorted from gambling halls in Japan and sent to North Korea, where, it is suspected, it is being used to help fund the development and sale of weapons of mass destruction.


The Pachinko Woman

The Pachinko Woman

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  • Author: Henry Mynton
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • ISBN: 9780688161705
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 390

Helim Kim, a beautiful Korean businesswoman with complex and dangerous ties to North Korean, Japanese, and American espionage interests, falls in love with an unsuspecting Los Angeles lawyer and desperately tries to keep her secrets from threatening him. 25,000 first printing.


The White Man And The Pachinko Girl

The White Man And The Pachinko Girl

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN:
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 0

WINNER of Canadian Book Award In the Hidden Gems Category (2016) Ranked no. 18 on THE RED LIST Thriller of the Month (2020) Reviews from Amazon readers: ★★★★★ "Emotionally complex and filled with passion. I am sure it will captivate readers from East and West." ★★★★★ "Vann has a unique knowledge of Japan." ★★★★★ "An interesting and beautifully told tale about modern clashes of culture and human growth." ★★★★★ "Vann Chow makes an impressive debut. Not only does she respect her reader in assisting them with the languages differences in a very comfortable and natural manner, she also knows how to weave a story of intrigue that blossoms in so many varying facets of topics that reading her story is both highly entertaining and mesmerizing. Highly recommended!" An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE WHITE MAN AND THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of a Canadian book award. Its colossal story has been regarded as a mix of psychological thriller, murder mystery, corporate espionage. The book also exposes a slew of human rights and social issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, domestic violence, business corruptions and medical ethics among others in Japan, through the eyes of a foreigner and his friends. Synopsis: An American businessman Smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. He quickly found out that Misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of engaging in sex trade. Meanwhile, a film director Tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story. Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Who did this? And what was he or she trying to cover up? THE WHITE MAN AND THE PACHINKO GIRL is a colossal, twisted murder mystery written in four parts. This is the complete story. Books in the series in order included: THE PACHINKO GIRL THE KISS OF THE PACHINKO GIRL THE SECRETS OF THE PACHINKO GIRL THE REVENGE OF THE PACHINKO GIRL


The Kiss of the Pachinko Girl: A Psychological Thriller

The Kiss of the Pachinko Girl: A Psychological Thriller

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher: Tokyo Faces
  • ISBN: 9781724196514
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 278

THE KISS OF THE PACHINKO GIRL is the second part of the story that started with the award-winning PACHINKO psychological thriller series. While the book series is an exciting crime fiction series, it also explores and exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, homosexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions. In The Kiss of the Pachinko Girl, American expat Carson Smith and movie-maker Ryuji Tanaka revealed their personal stories and motivations. The unexpected disappearance of the mysterious central character, Misa Hiyami led them to journey across Japan to find the ultimate truth that has been eluding them about the true murderer of Sergey Ribery and Misa's true identity. Is she a victim of feudal society and unspeakable crimes, or is she....a cold-blood killer?


The Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher: Tokyo Faces
  • ISBN: 9781726745970
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 312

"Emotionally complex and filled with passion. I am sure it will captivate readers from East and West." "Vann has a unique knowledge of Japan." Winner of the Wattys Award. An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of an international book award with over one hundred forty thousand submissions. While the book appears to be a murder mystery, the author explores and exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of teens, homosexual discrimination, racial discrimination, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions in her seminal debut fiction series.Synopsis: An American businessman Smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. He quickly found out that Misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of sex trade. Meanwhile, a film director Tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story. Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Who did this? And what was he or she trying to cover up?


The Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 645

She was fifteen when she met him on the snowy mountain.He was a charming young man from the city and he swept her feet away.She moved to Tokyo for him full of hope.Then one day she found her betrayed, her own elder sister raped and murdered by the very man she loved.And not long after he was found dead in a ritual killing.To avoid being suspected, she had to disappear in the crowd.Three years on, an amateur documentary maker decided to investigate into his death, and Misa's doctor, a family acquaintance, was unusually enthusiastic about the project. He knew the man treated her like she was his own daughter and helped her established a life away from home in the big city when she had no one to turn to.But did he really help her? Or was he the one who caused everything in the first place?What really happened to her sister and her ex-boyfriend? And who still has secrets to hide?THE PACHINKO GIRL is the COMPLETE volume of the four-part crime thriller Tokyo Faces series.Reviews from Amazon readers:★★★★★ "Emotionally complex and filled with passion. I am sure it will captivate readers from East and West."★★★★★ "Vann has a unique knowledge of Japan."★★★★★ "An interesting and beautifully told tale about modern clashes of culture and human growth."★★★★★ "Vann Chow makes an impressive debut. Not only does she respect her reader in assisting them with the languages differences in a very comfortable and natural manner, she also knows how to weave a story of intrigue that blossoms in so many varying facets of topics that reading her story is both highly entertaining and mesmerizing. Highly recommended!"This book guarantees to run like a TV series and you won't want to put it down once you have started!


The Girl I Left Behind

The Girl I Left Behind

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  • Author: Shusaku Endo
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811217736
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 200

A romance about abandonment and guilt.


The Secrets of the Pachinko Girl: A Psychological Thriller

The Secrets of the Pachinko Girl: A Psychological Thriller

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  • Author: Vann Chow
  • Publisher: Tokyo Faces
  • ISBN: 9781724195524
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 248

For three years, Misa Hayami had lived in disguise, making her living and trying to stay alive in the underbelly of Tokyo. The murders of two high school girls had inevitably exposed her identity. How could she get away from the dangers that were to come? And could she finally unveil the dark secret behind her mother's death? Would more people have to sacrifice themselves for her crusade? The Secrets of the Pachinko Girl is the latest release of the Tokyo Faces psychological thriller book series by award-winning novelist Vann Chow. The first book of the series, The Pachinko Girl, has been awarded the equivalent of an ebook Oscar by the world's largest online book reading platform in 2016, beating hundreds of thousands of submission by new writers all over the world. The book follows a cast of characters Carson Smith, the middle-aged American businessman, Tanaka Ryuuji, the disillusioned movie director, and Itsuki Miyazaki the corrupted detective in breakthrough multiple-first-person narrative technique in the journey across Japan to uncover the secrets behind a series of murders involving Misa Hayami and her biological father, Doctor Hasegawa. The book promises to run like a serialized television thriller and will left you breathless and surprised at every page such that you won't stop thinking about it. On top of its entertainment value, the Tokyo Faces series by Vann Chow attempted to explore a slew of human rights issues, in particular women's right in conservative Asian countries. The feministic struggle of Japanese women between their inclination to adhere to traditional family gender roles and their unfulfilled desires to make something of themselves and come out from the shadows of men is one of the major themes of the series. Wrapped in psychological medical drama, the secrets of the Pachinko Girl and her family slowly unravels as the series develops, bringing awareness to the cultural and social problems faced by the silenced minority in Japan.