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    • Beauty Is a Wound

    • By: Eka Kurniawan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 158

    The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like nothing I've read (heard) before

    • By nikki on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Beauty Is a Wound

    • By: Eka Kurniawan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The English language debut of Indonesia's rising star. Compulsively listenable, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity.

    Regular price: $23.75