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The vegetarian : a novel / Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

Han, Kang, 1970- (author.). Smith, Deborah, 1987- (translator.).

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Hudson (Fontana) F HAN (Text) 39493108537111 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101906118
  • Physical Description: 201 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First United States paperback edition.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.

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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize ; one of New York Times Book Review's Top 10 Books of 2016 ; one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Books of 2016 ; one of Buzzfeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of 2016.
Summary, etc.:
Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams--invasive images of blood and brutality--torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. Its a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice thats become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself. Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one womans struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology) in women > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Vegetarianism > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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