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Description - Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Eka Kurniawan

Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy excited about sex, likes to spy on fellow villagers in flagrante, but one night he ends up witnessing the savage rape of a beautiful crazy woman by two policemen. Deeply traumatized, he becomes impotent. His efforts to get his virility back all fail, and Ajo Kawir turns to fighting as a way to vent his frustrations. He gets such a fearsome reputation as a brawler that he is hired to kill a thug named The Tiger, but instead Ajo Kawir falls in love with Iteung, a gorgeous female bodyguard who works for the local mafia. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth...Fast-forward a decade. Now a truck driver, Ajo Kawir has reached a new equanimity, thinking that his penis may be trying to teach him a lesson and even consulting it in many situations as if it were his guru-love may yet triumph. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash shows Eka Kurniawan in a gritty, comic, pungent mode that fans of Quentin Tarantino will appreciate. But even with its liberal peppering of fights, high-speed car chases, and ladies heaving with desire, the novel continues to explore Kurniawan's familiar themes of female agency in a violent male world dominated by petty criminals and a corrupt police state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811225649
ISBN-10: 081122564X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eka Kurniawan

The internationally acclaimed author of Beauty Is a Wound and Man Tiger, Eka Kurniawan was born in West Java in 1975, the day that the little ex-Portuguese colony East Timor declared its sovereign independence. Annie Tucker won a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award for her Eka Kurniawan translation.

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Man Tiger: A Novel by Eka Kurniawan
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Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan
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