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Title The vegetarian : a novel / Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.
Author Han, Kang, 1970- author.
Publication New York : Hogarth, [2016]
Copyright date ©2015
Edition First United States paperback edition.
Description 201 pages ; 21 cm
Call # FIC HAN
Summary "The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafkaesque tale of power, obsession, and one woman's struggle to break free from the violence both outside and within her."--Book cover.
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.--Publisher description.
Subject Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Vegetarianism -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women. (OCoLC)fst01741869
Self-realization in women. (OCoLC)fst01111914
Vegetarianism. (OCoLC)fst01164896
Genre Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Allegories.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Addl. Author Smith, Deborah, 1987- translator.
Addl. Title Ch'aesikchuŭija. English
ISBN 9781101906118 (softcover)
1101906111 (softcover)

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