‘Apple and Knife’: a riot of unruly women

All Things Books / Review

About Apple and Knife,
Written by Emily Bitto, and was originally published in The Monthly,
May 04, 2018

In her author acknowledgments, Intan Paramaditha thanks “the first disobedient woman” – her mother – who “inspired many of [her] early stories”. Apple and Knife is a riot of disobedient women, including vengeful, neglected wives, prostitutes and saucy dancers, a village abortionist shunned as a witch, and a host of more supernatural, randy and ravenous devil-women.

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