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By Vi Khi Nao

ISBN-10: 1573660612

ISBN-13: 9781573660617

Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick leading edge Fiction Prize

An unflinching and riveting meditation at the discomfort that attends each aspect of existence—love and sacrifice and intimacy and beauty—a biography of torture.

Like all of Vi Khi Nao’s acclaimed and award-winning paintings, A short Alphabet of Torture bleeds throughout many modes and genres—poetry, essay, fiction, drama—and itself nearly constitutes a singular of a special style. every one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and inventive matters that pervade reasonable breath and which, even if very attractive, are full of pain.


These tales are all points of Nao’s mind's eye that outline the way in which she perspectives production, sexuality, violence, and the function of lifestyles in an ontological procedure that is predicated seriously on cultural, social, and inventive duress. a few tales like “Winter Rose” and “I Love You Me Neither” upward push above the bounds of ache to areas of attractiveness and charm and love, the place discomfort has no position, yet clarify how infrequent such moments look in life.

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