Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Overseas Prize
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A alluring, unsettling novel about insurrection and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul
Before the nightmares started, Yeong-hye and her husband lived a normal, controlled existence. But the goals—invasive pictures of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her intellect and renounce consuming meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and units into movement an more and more grotesque chain of activities at domestic. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each and every battle to reassert their handle, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the option that’s develop into sacred to her. Soon their makes an attempt turn determined, subjecting first her intellect, and then her physique, to ever extra intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a deadly, bizarre estrangement, not most effective from these closest to her, but additionally from herself.
Celebrated with the aid of critics around the globe, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque story of energy, obsession, and one girl’s battle to break away from the violence each with out and inside her.