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The Vegetarian

A Novel


Συγγραφέας: Kang Han
Εκδότης: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846276033
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 160
Προτεινόμενη Ηλικία: From 0 to 0 years
Διαστάσεις: 20x1x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Vegetarian"

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Kang Han
ISBN: 9781846276033
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/11/2015
Εκδότης: Granta Books
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 160
Προτεινόμενη ηλικία: From 0 to 0 years
Συντελεστές: Translated by: Deborah Smith
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 140 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x13 cm

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