by Han Kang
Editor: Hogarth Press
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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE New York Times Book Review – Editor of The Weekly – Buzzfeed – Entertainment Weekly – Time – Wall Street Journal – Agitation – She – The Economist – The Slate – The Huffington Post – The St. Louis Dispatch – Electric Literature Presented in The New York Times Selection of “15 Remark Books by Women Who Shape the WayBut dreams–invasive images of blood and brutality–torture, leading Yeong-hye to purge his mind and give up eating meat altogetherIt is a small act of independence, but it interrupts his marriage and sets in motion more and more grotesque chain of events at homeLike her husband, brother-in-law and sister in every fight to reaffirm their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that has become sacred to herSoon their attempts desperate turn, first submitting her mind, and then her body, more and more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiral into a dangerous, bizarre distance, not only from those closest to her, but also from herselfCelebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a dark allegorical, Kafka-esque of the history of food, obsession, and a woman in her struggle to free herself from violence both outside and inside of her
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