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The Vegetarian - A Novel

Han Kang

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New 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.

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New 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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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janet Song, Stephen Park

Length:

5h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:30