Pachinko - Book II, Chapters 18 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Min Jin Lee
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In the Tokyo, 1962 described in Chapter 18, Akiko and Noa are spending more time together. They are now lovers. The pair talk about meeting the other's family, but Noa argues that Hansu is not his family, and Akiko says her parents are racists. He also mentions that his brother’s wife, Yumi, is pregnant with her first child. When Noa meets Hansu for sushi, Akiko arrives at the restaurant unexpectedly.

In Chapter 19, after dinner, Akiko and Noa stay at the restaurant as Hansu gets into his car. Noa is furious at Akiko for arriving at the restaurant without his permission. Noa decides that Akiko is too concerned with his Korean heritage and realizes all that he wants is to “be just himself” (312). Akiko asks Noa if Hansu is his father, thinking that Noa had not wanted her to meet his “gangster” father...

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