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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 ache that attends each part 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 virtually constitutes a unique of a special variety. each one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and inventive matters that pervade lifelike breath and which, even if very appealing, are packed with pain.


These tales are all points of Nao’s mind's eye that outline the best way she perspectives construction, sexuality, violence, and the position of lifestyles in an ontological process that is predicated seriously on cultural, social, and creative duress. a few tales like “Winter Rose” and “I Love You Me Neither” upward thrust above the limits of soreness to areas of attractiveness and style and love, the place discomfort has no position, yet clarify how infrequent such moments seem in life.

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