A Brief Alphabet of Torture: Stories by Vi Khi Nao PDF

By Vi Khi Nao

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 virtually constitutes a unique of a distinct variety. each 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 aspects of Nao’s mind's eye that outline the best way she perspectives production, sexuality, violence, and the position of lifestyles in an ontological method that is predicated seriously on cultural, social, and inventive duress. a few tales like “Winter Rose” and “I Love You Me Neither” upward thrust above the limits of discomfort to locations 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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