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ISBN-10: 1631498673
ISBN-13: 9781631498671
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 03/02/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.50" H

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Translator: Jamie Chang

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Price: $14.95

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One of the most notable novels of the year, hailed by both critics and K-pop stars alike, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rampant misogyny. In a tidy apartment on the outskirts of Seoul, millennial “everywoman” Kim Jiyoung spends her days caring for her infant daughter. But strange symptoms appear: Jiyoung begins to impersonate the voices of other women, dead and alive. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, her concerned husband sends her to a psychiatrist. Jiyoung narrates her story to this doctor–from her birth to parents who expected a son to elementary school teachers who policed girls’ outfits to male coworkers who installed hidden cameras in women’s restrooms. But can her psychiatrist cure her, or even discover what truly ails her? “A social treatise as well as a work of art” (Alexandra Alter, New York Times), Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 heralds the arrival of international powerhouse Cho Nam-Joo.

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Cho's clinical prose is bolstered with figures and footnotes to illustrate how ordinary Jiyoung's experience is.... When Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, was published in Korea in 2016, it was received as a cultural call to arms.... Like Bong Joon Ho's Academy Award-winning film Parasite, which unleashed a debate about class disparities in South Korea, Cho's novel was treated as a social treatise as much as a work of art.... The new, often subversive novels by Korean women, which have intersected with the rise of the #MeToo movement, are driving discussions beyond the literary world.–Alexandra Alter "New York Times"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1631498673
ISBN-13: 9781631498671
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 03/02/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.70" W, 0.50" H
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