Beauty Is a Wound

Beauty Is a Wound

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 36mm | 452g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811223639
  • 9780811223638
  • 84,814

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An unforgettable, all-encompassing epic... Upon finishing the book, the reader will have the sense of encountering not just the history of Indonesia but its soul and spirit. This is an astounding, momentous book.
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6,625 ratings
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4 37% (2,472)
3 19% (1,271)
2 6% (401)
1 2% (145)
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