Beauty Is a Wound (Paperback)

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By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translator)
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Eka Kurniawan is one of the most fantastic storytellers writing today. His breathtaking Beauty is a Wound spans Indonesian history from colonial history through recent events. Kurniawan blends a rich narrative with humor, romance, and conflict in this tale that feels both personal and epic at the same time.

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Beauty Is a Wound astonishes from its opening line: One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty-one years.... Drawing on local sources--folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit and epic scope--and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Kurniawan's distinctive voice brings something luscious yet astringent to contemporary literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811223638
ISBN-10: 0811223639
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English