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Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

(2017)
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Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan

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 - 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
ISBN: 1-78227-428-6 / 978-1-78227-428-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
ISBN: 0-8112-2564-X / 978-0-8112-2564-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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July 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
ISBN: 1-925498-22-0 / 978-1-925498-22-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: Kurniawan Eka
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
ISBN: 1-78227-244-5 / 978-1-78227-244-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Author(s): Eka Kurniawan
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon UK