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Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

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224 pages3 hours

Summary

Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting: the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon

Ajo Kawir is one of the toughest fighters in the Javanese underworld, his fearlessness matched only by his unquenchable thirst for brawling. But the young thug is driven by a painful secret – he is impotent. When he finally meets his match in the shape of the fearsomely beautiful bodyguard Iteung, Ajo is left bruised, battered and overjoyed – he has fallen in love. But will he ever be able to make Iteung happy if he can’t get it up?

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is a gloriously pulpy tale of bloody fists, broken hearts and dueling Jakarta truckers, from the Man Booker International-longlisted author of Beauty is a Wound.

Eka Kurniawan was born in Tasikmalaya, Indonesia in 1975. He studied philosophy at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and has since published several novels and short stories. He was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 and his books have been translated into 33 languages. His highly acclaimed, epic work of magical realism Beauty is a Wound is also available from Pushkin Press.

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