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
Statement of responsibility
Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
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Genre
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
Language note
Translated from the Indonesian
LC call number
PL5089.K78
LC item number
S4713 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
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  • Tucker, Annie
  • Kurniawan, Eka
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1382
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Impotence
  • Rape
  • Indonesia
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
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Note
  • 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
Other control number
40027393251
System control number
(OCoLC)961001993
Label
Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash, Eka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
Publication
Note
  • 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
Other control number
40027393251
System control number
(OCoLC)961001993

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