Beauty Is a Wound - Eka Kurniawan

An Indonesian epic consisting of myths and fables stacked on top of each other, this novel is much, much more Grimm than Disney, and the storytelling pace is relentless. With each passing chapter, the payoff becomes more and more brutally beautiful, as many of the central characters—who readers will alternately despise and sympathize with—come to define a generation of the most famous family in town. Kurniawan is also staging these stories with enough Indonesian and world history to provide a solid foundation. The result is grand in scope and at the same time remarkably nuanced.

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By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811223638
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Directions - September 8th, 2015

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