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Paperback Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Publication year: 2020
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Publisher: Scribner UK, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1471184285 9781471184284
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.
The premise, and the first couple pages, kind of reminded me of the premise of The Vegetarian by Han Kang. And while they undoubtedly both make a point about the treatment of women in Korean society, double standards, gender inequality and discrimination, they couldn't be more different. While The Vegetarian was a story that made a point, the point of this book made a story, meaning the point came first and it feels like the story was made up around it. It is a paper about gender inequality in Korea dressed up as a novel. That in itself doesn't necessarily influence whether or not you're going to enjoy this book, but I thought adding my two cents on this will help others manage their expectations of this book, and potentially help you enjoy it more than I did.