The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

The Pachinko Girl by Vann ChowA lonely, middle-aged American businessman on an expat assignment in Tokyo met young Japanese hostess Misa at a Pachinko parlor by chance. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winning from gambling in exchange for Japanese lessons. That large sum of money incriminated them to false accusation of sex trade. Meanwhile, an ex-adult film producer investigated the death of a French movie producer of cult status who happened to have filmed Misa in his last legendary work in Japan, in which she died in a freak accident during filming.

The Pachinko Girl is the book I of the Tokyo Faces series by Vann Chow. Inspired by actual events of social injustice against women and underprivileged community in Japan, Tokyo Faces trilogy is a work of art that fused the storylines of lost souls living in the breathless city of Tokyo into a gripping adventure that rediscovers social issues around key social archetypes such as the loyal salaryman and middle-aged divorcee (Carson Smith), the promiscuous teenage girl (Misa Hayami) and the defeated artist (Tanaka Ryuuji), whose internal turmoil and external struggles with the world society have chosen to ignore so far.

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