Pachinko - Book III, Chapters 7 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Min Jin Lee
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In Chapter 7, the year is 1976, and Haruki has been called out to where a young Korean boy has committed suicide. When Haruki investigates, he sees others have written terrible things about the boy in his yearbook. The boy’s father asks Haruki if he can arrest the boy’s tormentors, but Haruki says he cannot. Haruki and Mozasu meet weekly to play pachinko and drink at an izakaya. Spurred by Haruki mentioning the dead boy, both the men talk about the pain of their childhood, and Mozasu mentions his new girlfriend, Etsuko.

In 1978, Hansu and Sunja travel to Nagano, where Hansu has tracked down Noa (Chapter 8). Hansu tells Sunja that Noa is married with four children, and has long pretended to be Japanese. In Nagano, they wait outside Noa’s office. Sunja rushes to her son, and Noa takes his mother...

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