International Literature Book Club (VIRTUAL EVENT)

On Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m, join our Virtual Edition of the International Literature Book Club to discuss The Vegetarian: A Novel by Han Kang, translated from Korean by Deborah Smith, and winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. To join the book club discussion via Zoom, click on the link below:

Praise for The Vegetarian: A Novel:   

Complex and strange . . . Han's prose moves swiftly, riveted on the scene unfolding in a way that makes this story compulsively readable . . . this is a book that demands you ask important questions, and its vivid images will be hard to shake. This is a book that will stay with you. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

This is a deceptive novel, its canvas much larger than the mild social satire that one initially imagines. Kang has bigger issues to raise . . . The matter of femail autonomy assumes urgency and poignancy. —The Boston Globe

Ferocious . . . [Han Kang] has been rightfully celebrated as a visionary in South Korea. . . . Han’s glorious treatments of agency, personal choice, submission and subversion find form in the parable. There is something about short literary forms–this novel is under 200 pages–in which the allegorical and the violent gain special potency from their small packages. . . . Ultimately, though, how could we not go back to Kafka? More than The Metamorphosis, Kafka’s journals, and A Hunger Artist haunt this text. —Porochista Khakpour, New York Times Book Review  

Visceral and hypnotic. —Michele Filgate 

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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Monday, June 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

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The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101906118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Available to Ship to Your Home
Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016