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Kim Jiyoung, born 1982

Author: Nam-ju Cho; Jamie Chang
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"The runaway bestseller that helped launch Korea's new feminist movement, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman's psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny. In a small, tidy apartment on the outskirts of the frenzied metropolis of Seoul, Kim Jiyoung--a millennial 'everywoman'--spends her days caring for her infant daughter. Her husband, however, worries over a strange symptom that has recently appeared:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Personal narratives Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nam-ju Cho; Jamie Chang
ISBN: 9781631496707 1631496700
OCLC Number: 1102477918
Language Note: Translated from the Korean.
Description: 162 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Autumn, 2015 --
Childhood, 1982-1994 --
Adolescence, 1995-2000 --
Early adulthood, 2001-2011 --
Marriage, 2012-2015 --
2016.
Other Titles: 82-yŏnsaeng Kim Chi-yŏng.
Palsip Yi Nyeon Saeng Kim Jiyeong
Responsibility: Cho Nam-joo ; translated by Jamie Chang.

Abstract:

"The runaway bestseller that helped launch Korea's new feminist movement, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman's psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny. In a small, tidy apartment on the outskirts of the frenzied metropolis of Seoul, Kim Jiyoung--a millennial 'everywoman'--spends her days caring for her infant daughter. Her husband, however, worries over a strange symptom that has recently appeared: Jiyoung has begun to impersonate the voices of other women-dead and alive, both known and unknown to her. Truly, flawlessly, completely, she became that very person. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, Jiyoung's concerned husband sends her to a psychiatrist, who listens to her narrate her own life story--from her birth to a family who expected a son, to elementary school teachers who policed girls' outfits, to male coworkers who installed hidden cameras in women's restrooms and posted the photos online. But can her doctor cure her, or even discover what truly ails her? Rendered in eerie prose, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 announces the arrival of a major international writer"--Provided by publisher.

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