Hosted originally by The Purple Booker, this little meme advises us to copy a sentence or two from our current read to see if we can “tease” others into wanting to read it too. Here’s where I left off in Pachinko:

A wonderful story, a wonderful novel

“Haruki Totoyama married Ayame, the foreman of his mother’s uniform shop, because his mother had wanted him to do so. It turned out to be a wise decision.”

Can’t you just hear with your “mind’s ear” the precision of the Japanese language and culture. This story of Koreans living in Japan, recipients of racial hatred and discrimination, is a fascinating story of refugees living in an alien country. It is already a “darned good read” a little over half-way through the book.