by Han Kang
“The Vegetarian” is the New York Times best-selling fiction and thriller novel. Han Kang is the author of this fiction novel. She was born in 1970 in South Korea. After 23 years she made her literary debut as a poet and was first published as a novelist in 1994. She has won the Man Booker International Prize, the Today’s Young Artist Award and some other prizes. Han currently works as a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. In this popular novel, Han does not describe just-food. The Vegetarian is told from 3 points of view, husband, brother-in-law, and sister. Yeong-he lives a very happy life with her husband.
They spend more time together and sometimes goes for eating and shopping. One night Yeong-hye has a bad dream and she decides from next day she will no longer eat meat or wear anything related. This dream not just about food, it’s about culture, male domination, freedom, and abuse. She fights the evils of those surrounding her, in order to be heard to move forward from her past. Yeong-hye selfish, uncaring husband and her brother-in-law who takes benefits of her variability. To know more about furthermore of Yeong-hye dream, read this best-selling novel.