Kim Jiyoung, born 1982 : a novel

Kim Jiyoung, born 1982 : a novel

Cho, Nam-ju, 1978- author.

Uniform Title
82-yŏnsaeng Kim Chi-yŏng. English


1st U.S. ed.

Physical Description
162 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject Term
Wives -- Korea (South) -- Fiction.
Sexism -- Korea (South) -- Fiction.
Sex discrimination against women -- Personal narratives -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Korea (South) -- Fiction.

Added Author
Chang, Jamie,

In a small, tidy apartment on the outskirts of the frenzied metropolis of Seoul, Kim Jiyoung-a millennial "everywoman"-spends her days caring for her infant daughter. Her husband, however, worries over a strange symptom that has recently appeared: Jiyoung has begun to impersonate the voices of other women-dead and alive, both known and unknown to her. Truly, flawlessly, completely, she became that very person. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, Jiyoung's concerned husband sends her to a psychiatrist, who listens to her narrate her own life story-from her birth to a family who expected a son, to elementary school teachers who policed girls' outfits, to male coworkers who installed hidden cameras in women's restrooms and posted the photos online. But can her doctor cure her, or even discover what truly ails her? Rendered in eerie prose, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 announces the arrival of a major international writer. --

Language Note
Translated from Korean.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION CHO01Checked Out
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookFICTION CHO11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION CHO01Checked Out