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A Brief Alphabet of Torture

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A Brief Alphabet of Torture by Vi Khi Nao
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Winner of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize An unflinching and riveting meditation on the pain that attends every facet of existenceaEURO"love and sacrifice and intimacy and beautyaEURO"a biography of torture. Like all of Vi Khi Nao's acclaimed and award-winning work, A Brief Alphabet of Torture bleeds across many modes and genresaEURO"poetry, essay, fiction, dramaaEURO"and itself almost constitutes a novel of a different kind. Each tale captures the emotional, physical, psychological, political, and artistic concerns that pervade life like breath and which, even when very beautiful, are filled with pain. These stories are all facets of Nao's imagination that define the way she views creation, sexuality, violence, and the role of life in an ontological system that relies heavily on cultural, social, and artistic duress. Some stories like i?1/2Winter Rosei?1/2 and i?1/2I Love You Me Neitheri?1/2 rise above the boundaries of pain to places of beauty and grace and love, where pain has no place, but make clear how rare such moments appear in life.

Author Biography

Vi Khi Nao is the author of the novel Fish in Exile and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film, and cross-genre collaboration.
Release date NZ
October 30th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Fiction Collective Two
Pages
152
ISBN-13
9781573660617
Product ID
26884706

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