The VegetarianDe (autor) Han Kang Traducere de Deborah Smith
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – June 2016
Câștigătoarea Man Booker International Prize 2016
An unsettling novel in 3 acts, about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism. A cult bestseller in South Korea, translated by Deborah Smith.
Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. 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 more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree.
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Dimensiuni: 126 x 198 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.14 kg
Editura: GRANTA BOOKS