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 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 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 Films of Peter Greenaway

The Films of Peter Greenaway

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  • Author: Douglas Keesey
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786481002
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 239

British filmmaker Peter Greenaway says life offers only two subjects: “One is sex and the other is death.” Greenaway uses both and romanticizes neither; indeed, his goal is the antithesis of the sanitary and sentimental portrayal of humanity. Although his films have met with outrage from some viewers, cult audiences praise them for insightful messages: that people are detached from violence because they fail to see others’ bodies as identical to their own; that predatory capitalism has caused humans to lose sight of our shared physicality and mortality; and that taboos are simply a system allowing people to exercise power over others. This book examines nine of Greenaway’s feature films, dedicating a chapter to each: The Draughtsman’s Contract; A Zed and Two Noughts; The Belly of an Architect; Drowning by Numbers; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; Prospero’s Books; The Baby of Mâcon; The Pillow Book; and 8 1⁄2 Women. The author examines the characters and plot, studies the structure and elements of the story, explores Greenaway’s motives and reactions, and reveals audience reactions, including comments from viewers. A filmography lists films written and directed by Peter Greenaway from 1962 to 2004.


Pachinko

Pachinko

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  • Author: Min Jin Lee
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1786691345
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 560

* The million-copy bestseller* * National Book Award finalist * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * * Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club * 'This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' BARACK OBAMA. Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.


TOKYO GOTHIC

TOKYO GOTHIC

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  • Author: David Conway
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0244062277
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :


The Starter Wife - Movie Tie-In

The Starter Wife - Movie Tie-In

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  • Author: Gigi Levangie Grazer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416544488
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 481

Thrown by her film producer husband's sudden abandonment for a famous pop starlet, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion and finds herself pursued by a mysterious rescuer, a security guard, and her ex-husband's womanizing boss. By the author of Rescue Me. Reprint. (Tie-in to the USA Network miniseries, airing Spring 2007, starring Debra Messing) (General Fiction)


Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

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  • Author: Min Jin Lee
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1455563919
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 496

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." 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 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 and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*


Intimate Encounters

Intimate Encounters

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  • Author: Lieba Faier
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520944593
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 304

This groundbreaking study explores the recent dramatic changes brought about in Japan by the influx of a non-Japanese population, Filipina brides. Lieba Faier investigates how Filipina women who emigrated to rural Japan to work in hostess bars-where initially they were widely disparaged as prostitutes and foreigners-came to be identified by the local residents as "ideal, traditional Japanese brides."Intimate Encounters, an ethnography of cultural encounters, unravels this paradox by examining the everyday relational dynamics that drive these interactions. Faier remaps Japan, the Philippines, and the United States into what she terms a "zone of encounters," showing how the meanings of Filipino and Japanese culture and identity are transformed and how these changes are accomplished through ordinary interpersonal exchanges. Intimate Encounters provides an insightful new perspective from which to reconsider national subjectivities amid the increasing pressures of globalization, thereby broadening and deepening our understanding of the larger issues of migration and disapora.


Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century

Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century

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  • Author: Ilka Becker
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • ISBN: 9783822858547
  • Category : Art
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 590

Taschen's inventive layout is effective in presenting the provocative works, words, and biographies of the nearly 100 women artists gathered here. Grosenick, a freelance art historian in Germany, has selected women artists working in Germany, the US, South Africa, Japan, Poland, France, Scandinavia, and Spain, among other countries. The entry for each artist is six pages, with much of the space devoted to good- quality color photos of her work. c. Book News Inc.