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The vegetarian : a novel

Author: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. It's 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 her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Novela
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
ISBN: 9780553448184 0553448188
OCLC Number: 904194370
Language Note: Translated from the Korean.
Awards: Man Booker International Prize, 2016
Description: 188 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Ch'aesikchuŭija.
Responsibility: Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

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"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. It's 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 her sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, 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."--Jacket.

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