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Beauty Is a Wound (Paperback)

Beauty Is a Wound Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translator)
$19.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811223638
ISBN-10: 0811223639
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English

Staff Picks

Speculative science fiction lovers will be clutching the pages of this novel in suspense.  The Knife of Never Letting Go manages to ask important questions about humanity and religion while telling an action-filled story of adventure in a strange place.  This book is perfect for readers 13 and up who enjoy thoughtful science fiction or fantasy like the Golden Compass.