Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT
WEEKLY'S BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO FAR ONE OF TIME'S BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO
FAR A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and
eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul 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. Celebrated by critics around the world, The
Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession,
and one woman's struggle to break free from the violence both without and
within her. From the Hardcover edition.

Han Kang—The Vegetarian

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