“Kitchen Curse”, stories by Eka Kurniawan

All Things Books / Review

About Kitchen Curse,
Written by Rhoden, T F, and was originally published in Asian Review of Books,
Sep 14, 2019

A sentient rock tricked into a familial murder, a toilet wall reimaged as a stage for revolution, and a lowly maid’s spicy Indonesian dish reworked for terror are just some of the mischievous and engrossing tales recounted in Eka Kurniawan’s Kitchen Curse. Translated from the original Indonesian by Annie Tucker, Ben Anderson and others, the collection includes sixteen stories with themes that run from the dark to the mordantly funny.

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