The Vegetarian

By | November 29, 2017
The Vegetarian Author Han Kang
ISBN-10 1101906111
ISBN-13 9781101906118
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Hogarth
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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International PrizeNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review Publisher s Weekly Buzzfeed Entertainment Weekly Time Wall Street Journal Bustle Elle The Economist Slate The Huffington Post The St Louis Dispatch Electric LiteratureA beautiful unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo violence and eroticism and the twisting metamorphosis of a soulBefore the nightmares began Yeong hye and her husband lived an ordinary controlled life But the dreamsinvasive images of blood and brutalitytorture 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

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