The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translator)

A slight novel, The Vegetarian describes a woman’s descent into “madness” from the perspective of her husband, brother-in-law, and sister. The woman’s decline starts with her decision to become a vegetarian (seems normal enough), but it soon becomes clear that this is a fraught path.  Essentially, she wants to become a tree and becoming a vegetarian is the first step in achieving this goal.  Each section describes how her relatives react to her decision and illustrates a general lack of understanding on their part (particularly by her husband and brother-in-law).

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One Response to The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translator)

  1. Christine says:

    Two special dogs!

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