Kitchen Curse

Product Number: EB00752825
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786637178
Publisher: Verso
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The acclaimed, Booker-nominated novelist's first book of stories Hailed as a Southeast Asian Gabriel Garcia Marquez for the exuberant beauty of his prose and the darkly comic surrealism of his stories, Eka Kurniawan is the first Indonesian writer to be nominated for a Man Booker Prize. Here is his first collection of short stories-Indonesian literature's characteristic form-to be translated into English. A man captures a caronang, a strange, intelligent dog that walks upright, and brings it home, only to provoke an all-too-human outcome. A girl plots against a witch doctor whose crimes against her are, infuriatingly, like any other man's. Stories explore the turbulent dreams of an ex-prostitute, a perpetual student, victims of anti-communist genocide, an elephant, a stone. Dark, sexual, scatalogical, violent, and mordantly funny, these fractured fables span city and country, animal and human, myth and politics.

Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2019

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