‘Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ by Eka Kurniawan (Review)

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About Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash,
Written by Tony Malone, and was originally published in Personal Blog,
Sep 07, 2017

One writer who has had some success is Eka Kurniawan, probably the best-known contemporary Indonesian writer in the Anglosphere. His epic magical-realism novel Beauty is a Wound made the longlist of the Best Translated Book Award in 2016, while Man Tiger was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in the same year. Now he’s back in English with a third novel, and this one’s certainly taking no prisoners. There’s a touch of the usual magic, and a fair amount of sex, but the overwhelming feeling is one of violence…

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