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Beauty Is a Wound

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Beauty Is a Wound

By Eka Kurniawan; Annie Tucker (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811223638, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

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Description
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.
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