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The Resource The vegetarian : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

The vegetarian : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

Label
The vegetarian : a novel
Title
The vegetarian
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"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 her 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, 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."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Man Booker International Prize, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Awards note
Man Booker International Prize, 2016
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10468569
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Kang
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Deborah
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Vegetarians
  • Dreams
  • Families
  • Korea (South)
  • Dreams
  • Families
  • Vegetarians
  • Women
  • Korea (South)
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
Target audience
adult
Label
The vegetarian : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904194370
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780553448184
Lccn
2015002206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904194370
Label
The vegetarian : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904194370
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780553448184
Lccn
2015002206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904194370

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