Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: The international bestseller

Scribner UK, 20/02/2020 - 256 páginas
‘A ground-breaking work of feminist fiction’ Stylist
Kim Jiyoung is a girl born to a mother whose in-laws wanted a boy. A female preyed upon by male teachers at school. A daughter whose father blames her when she is harassed late at night.  

Kim Jiyoung is a model employee but gets overlooked for promotion. A wife who gives up her career and independence for a life of domesticity.

Kim Jiyoung has started acting strangely.

Kim Jiyoung is depressed.

Kim Jiyoung is mad.

Kim Jiyoung is her own woman.

Kim Jiyoung is every woman.
The life story of one young woman born at the end of the twentieth century raises questions about endemic misogyny and institutional oppression that are relevant to us all. Riveting, original and uncompromising, this is the most important book to have emerged from South Korea since Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.   

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Procura do Utilizador  - Jinjer - LibraryThing

Update: I found a little blurb I had written on October 17, 2020! The translation is not great but the book itself is. Just be prepared to be pissed off and hating men (again) when you finish it. Be ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Procura do Utilizador  - evano - LibraryThing

Spare, minimalist, and devastating. Every page was an exercise in empathetic frustration, anger, powerlessness, and not a whole lot of hope. I'm not surprised that this book launched a modern feminist movement in Korea. It is a nuclear bomb of ideas in less than 150 pages. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Acerca do autor (2020)

Cho Nam-joo is a former television scriptwriter. In the writing of this book she drew partly on her own experience as a woman who quit her job to stay at home after giving birth to a child. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is her third novel. It has had a profound impact on gender inequality and discrimination in Korean society, and has been translated into 18 languages.

Jamie Chang is an award-winning translator and teaches at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

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