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Own Voices Book Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 1/13/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016. 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 her 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, 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.

The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.

Get the book or audiobook on cloudLibrary, Libby/OverDrive, or check it out from the library (Vernon Area Library card required).

Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last).

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.

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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: Internet
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica and Emily
Status: Closed
Please Note
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