Kitchen curse : stories

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New York : Verso, 2019.
Central - Adult Fiction


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137 pages ; 20 cm
1786637154, 9781786637154


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Additional translations by Tiffany Tsao (Caronang), Maggie Tiojakin (Making an elephant happy), and Benedict Anderson (The otter amulet, Graffiti in the toilet)
"Hailed as a Southeast Asian Gabriel Garcia Marquez for the exuberant beauty of his prose and the darkly comic surrealism of his stories, Eka Kurniawan is the first Indonesian writer to be nominated for a Man Booker Prize. Here is his first collection of short stories--Indonesian literature's characteristic form--to be translated into English. A man captures a caronang, a strange, intelligent dog that walks upright, and brings it home, only to provoke an all-too-human outcome. A girl plots against a witch doctor whose crimes against her are, infuriatingly, like any other man's. Eka Kurniawan's freewheeling imagination explores the turbulent dreams of an ex-prostitute, the hapless life of a perpetual student, victims of an anticommunist genocide, the travails of an elephant, even the vengeful fantasies of a stone. Dark, sexual, scatological, violent, and mordantly funny, these fractured fables span city and country, animal and human, myth and politics. Like nothing else, Kurniawan's stories bury themselves in the mind. His characters and insights are at once hauntingly familiar, peculiar, and twisted."--Publisher description.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Kurniawan, E., Tucker, A., Tsao, T., Tiojakin, M., & Anderson, B. R. O. 1. (2019). Kitchen curse: stories . Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Eka Kurniawan et al.. 2019. Kitchen Curse: Stories. New York: Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Eka Kurniawan et al.. Kitchen Curse: Stories New York: Verso, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kurniawan, Eka, et al. Kitchen Curse: Stories Verso, 2019.

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