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The vegetarian : a novel

Author: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
Publisher: London : Hogarth, 2018 ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2018 paperback editionView 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 sister  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
ISBN: 9781101906118 1101906111
OCLC Number: 1130755689
Notes: "...includes amendments to the original 2015 translation..."--Title page verso
Description: 201 pages ; 20 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 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, 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."--

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