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The Vegetarian: A Novel - Kang, Han, and Smith, Deborah (Translated by)
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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 ...

The Vegetarian: A Novel 2023, Granta Publications Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781803510057


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ISBN-13: 9781846276033


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