Han Kang

Han Kang is a South Korean author known for her novels that explore themes of human violence, suffering, and the deep aspects of the human condition. She gained international acclaim with her novel 'The Vegetarian', which won the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. Her writing is characterized by its poetic style and deep psychological insight.


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  1. 1. The Vegetarian: A Novel

    This novel tells the story of Yeong-hye, a dutiful Korean wife who, after having a disturbing dream, becomes a vegetarian, a decision that disrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, Yeong-hye spirals further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. The book is a darkly allegorical, Kafkaesque tale of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.