Beauty Is A WoundBook - 2015
One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty-one years. So begins Beauty Is a Wound, an epic, sweeping, compulsively readable novel, combining history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. It is also a highly political book. Revolving around the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters, various plotlines incorporate incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2015.
Characteristics: 470 pages ; 20 cm
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Review of Beauty is a Wound in Cascadia Weekly (Wednesday, May 8, 2019) by WCLS Executive Director, Christine Perkins. (more)