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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 | Cho Nam-Joo
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Kim Jiyoung is a girl born to a mother whose in-laws wanted a boy. Kim Jiyoung is a sister made to share a room while her brother gets one of his own. Kim Jiyoung is a female preyed upon by male teachers at school. Kim Jiyoung is a daughter whose father blames her when she is harassed late at night. Kim Jiyoung is a good student who doesnt get put forward for internships. Kim Jiyoung is a model employee but gets overlooked for promotion. Kim Jiyoung is 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. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the South Korean sensation that has got the whole world talking. 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 Kangs The Vegetarian.
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I added this book to my tbr list after reading this article about the movie adaption. I would have never guessed the amount of misogyny in the first-world country of South Korea. I would have expected this in North Korea. What a surprise. Movie review here:


RachelO How interesting! I noticed this on NetGalley (UK) the other day... 1mo
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