Program Type:Book Clubs
Welcome to FBCL’s online book club! We want to invite anyone 18 and up who also enjoy the comfort of virtual meetings, to join us online every fourth Wednesday at 10:00am on Webex. We will be discussing Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo.
In a small, tidy apartment on the outskirts of the frenzied metropolis of Seoul lives Kim Jiyoung. A thirtysomething-year-old “millennial everywoman,” she has recently left her white-collar desk job―in order to care for her newborn daughter full-time―as so many Korean women are expected to do. But she quickly begins to exhibit strange symptoms that alarm her husband, parents, and in-laws: Jiyoung impersonates the voices of other women―alive and even dead, both known and unknown to her. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, her discomfited husband sends her to a male 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?
We will be meeting on Webex on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am.
You can find the ebooks and eaudio books on the Libby app, or call George Memorial Library at 281-341-2604 to reserve a physical copy. Registration is required.