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The Vegetarian
Price per Unit (piece): KRW 15,500
USD 13.25
Author: Kang, Han
Publisher: Hogarth
Pub. Date: Feb 2016
Pages: 188
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 8.6 x 6.1 x 0.7
ISBN: 9780553448184
Language: English
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Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye?impossibly, ecstatically, tragically?far from her once-known self altogether.
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A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.
 
 

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