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The Vegetarian

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book
Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TheNew York Times Book Review . Publisher's Weekly . Buzzfeed . Entertainment Weekly . Time . Wall Street Journal . Bustle . Elle . The Economist . Slate . The Huffington Post . The St. Louis Dispatch . Electric Literature


A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul


Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams - invasive images of blood and brutality - torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself.

Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman's struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.

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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
ISBN: 0-553-44818-8 / 978-0-553-44818-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vegetarian
Author(s): Han Kang
ISBN: 1-101-90611-1 / 978-1-101-90611-8 (USA edition)
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vegetarian
Author(s): Kang Han
ISBN: 0-8041-8974-9 / 978-0-8041-8974-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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1730 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
ISBN: 1-84627-603-9 / 978-1-84627-603-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel (Fiction in Translation)
Author(s): Han Kang
ISBN: 1-84627-562-8 / 978-1-84627-562-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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October 2007 : Paperback
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Title: The Vegetarian
Author(s): Kang Han
ISBN: 8936433598 / 978-8936433598
Publisher: Changbi/Tsai Fong Books
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vegetarian
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vegetarian
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Hogarth
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January 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vegetarian: A Novel
Author(s): Han Kang
Publisher: Portobello Books
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