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The vegetarian

Kang Han
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Kang Han

The vegetarian

When Yeong-hye one day throws out all the meat from the refrigerator and announces that from now on she is a vegetarian, the customs of her marriage start to crumble. Things escalate at a family lunch when her father forcefully shoves a piece of meat in her mouth. Yeong-hye picks up a knife, cuts her wrist, and ends up in a hospital. From that event on we can observe a gradual decay of her family and the nonefficiency of institutions Yeong-hye is subjected to.  Han Kang received the Booker prize (2016) for her first novel translated into English. (MŠ)

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