The Fruit of My Woman by Han Kang

The Fruit of My Woman

Han Kang with Deborah Smith (Translator)

28 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary short stories emotional reflective slow-paced


The Fruit of My Woman is about a woman born in an impoverished fishing village. She wants to go to the ends of the earth on her own but, believing that marriage is ultimately one of the best ways to face the world, she ends up settling down with h...

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Community Reviews Summary of 88 reviews


reflective 75%
dark 58%
emotional 58%
mysterious 50%
sad 33%
challenging 16%
tense 16%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
lighthearted 8%


medium 50%
fast 30%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 75% | No: 12% | Yes: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 83% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | N/A: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

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