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

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

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Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash
Title
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash
Statement of responsibility
Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian 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. Deeply traumatised, he becomes impotent, turns to fighting as a way to vent his frustrations. 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 and corrupt male world
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Summary
Peeping on his neighbors to satisfy his excitement about sex, a lower-class Javanese teen witnesses the savage rape of a mentally unstable woman by two policemen, a crime that triggers his impotence and a decade of thug jobs before he begins to regard his lust as a barometer for his decisions
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10570842
Cataloging source
ANL
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1975-
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Kurniawan, Eka
Dewey number
899.22132
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Indonesian
Literary form
fiction
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1975-
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Tucker, Annie,
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True
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  • Witnesses
  • Impotence
  • Rape
  • Indonesia
Target audience
adult
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Copyright
Note
  • Originally published under the title: Seperti dendam, rindu harus dibayar tuntas, by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in 2014
  • First published in English by New Directions in 2017
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059982746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781925498226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988322915
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published under the title: Seperti dendam, rindu harus dibayar tuntas, by Gramedia Pustaka Utama in 2014
  • First published in English by New Directions in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059982746
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9781925498226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988322915

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