The Vegetarian: A Novel (Fiction in Translation) by Han Kang
By Han Kang
Yeong-hye and her husband are traditional humans. he's an place of work employee with average targets and delicate manners; she is an uninspired yet dutiful spouse. the appropriate flatline in their marriage is interrupted whilst Yeong-hye, looking a extra 'plant-like' life, makes a decision to develop into a vegetarian, brought on by way of gruesome ordinary nightmares. In South Korea, the place vegetarianism is sort of unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's determination is a stunning act of subversion. Her passive uprising manifests in ever more strange and scary varieties, best her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties force her in the direction of tried suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She turns into the focal point of his more and more erotic and unhinged artistic endeavors, whereas spiralling more and more into her fantasies of forsaking her fleshly legal and turning into - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. Fraught, stressful and lovely, The Vegetarian is a singular approximately modern-day South Korea, but in addition a singular approximately disgrace, wish and our faltering makes an attempt to appreciate others, from one imprisoned physique to a different.
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