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For questions about the historical-fiction novel "Pachinko" by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee. Questions about this work should also be tagged with [min-jin-lee].

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What does “fail us” mean in the book “Pachinko”?

I just began reading the book "Pachinko," and it starts thus: History failed us, but no matter. At the turn of the century, an aging fisherman and his wife decided to take in lodgers for ...