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An American businessman who liked to linger in Pachinko parlor every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in the city of Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess that worked at a Pachinko parlor by chance. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winning as an exchange for Japanese lessons. That large sum of money incriminated them to false accuse of sex trade. Meanwhile, an ex-adult film producer investigated the death of a certain foreign producer who happened to have filmed Misa in his legendary work, in which she was seemingly strangled to death.The White Man and the Pachinko Girl is book one in the Tokyo Faces series by Vann Chow, a beautiful, thrilling tales of two persons, the American man named Smith and the Japanese girl Misa, whose paths crossed in the mystical modern city of Japan.
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Vann Chow is Chinese and was born in Hong Kong. She started writing stories in English when she was 19, and through them she hoped to share the amazing, multi-faceted Asian history and cultures with the wider world. Her stories are often lighthearted, humorous but full of meaning. Oscar Wilde, William Somerset Maugham and Alain De Botton are some of her favorite authors.Review:
"Vann has a unique knowledge of the Japan. Her perspective feeds my interest in their often contradictory but nonetheless endlessly fascinating culture. " ― Leanne Kalney, writer.
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