“Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash” by Eka Kurniawan

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About Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash,
Written by Tim Hannigan, and was originally published in Asian Review of Books,
Sep 14, 2017

Eka Kurniawan is the Quentin Tarantino of Indonesian literature: a brash wunderkind, delivering gleeful references to pulp fiction, lashings of stylized violence, and an array of characters and scenarios that far surpass the tropes and clichés which inspire them. But as with Quentin Tarantino, one might occasionally wonder just how much substance lies beneath the indisputably stylish surface.

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