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The Resource Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker

Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker

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Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash
Title
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash
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Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
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Language
  • eng
  • ind
  • eng
Summary
"Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy excited about sex, likes to spy on fellow villagers in flagrante. But one night he ends up witnessing the savage rape of a beautiful crazy woman by two policemen. Deeply traumatized, he becomes impotent. His efforts to get his virility back all fail, and Ajo Kawir turns to fighting as a way to vent his frustrations. He gets such a fearsome reputation as a brawler that he is hired to kill a thug named The Tiger, but instead Ajo Kawir falls in love with Iteung, a gorgeous female bodyguard, who works for the local mafia. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth ... Fast-forward a decade. Now a truck driver, Ajo Kawir has reached a new equanimity, thinking that his penis may be trying to teach him a lesson and even consulting it in many situations as if it were his guru--and love may yet triumph. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash shows Eka Kurniawan in a gritty, comic, pungent mode that fans of Quentin Tarantino will appreciate. But even with its liberal peppering of fights, high-speed car chases, and ladies heaving with desire, the novel continues to explore Kurniawan's familiar themes of female agency in a violent male world dominated by petty criminals and a corrupt police state"--
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1975-
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Kurniawan, Eka
Dewey number
899/.22132
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL5089.K78
LC item number
S4713 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Tucker, Annie
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
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  • Impotence
  • Rape
  • Indonesia
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
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Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Indonesian
  • Novel
  • "A New Directions paperbook original."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961001993
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780811225649
Lccn
2017000506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961001993
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Indonesian
  • Novel
  • "A New Directions paperbook original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961001993
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780811225649
Lccn
2017000506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)961001993

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