This is an excerpt from Beauty Is a Wound in Traditional Chinese:
“Beauty Is a Wound serves as a crash course in contemporary Indonesian history since most of us know little about the country beyond Bali. And it is an oral history lesson well told; with all the folk ribaldry and dry humour that one associates with the rootedness of the vernacular. Indonesia offers a number of things familiar to Indians.” A review by Satyabrat Sinha, The Wire.
The stunning Pushkin Press’ Beauty Is a Wound cover was created by acclaimed designer Nathan Burton. Read the interview about the process of designing here.
“If Mr Eka feels burdened by other people’s expectations, he does not show it. Small, slight and bespectacled, with a thoughtful elfin manner and a ready grin, he looks perhaps half his age, and chats freely and easily, without any apparent writerly agony.”
LOL. That’s me, a profile by Jon Fasman from The Economist, “Burning Bright”.
Pushkin Press has signed the “breakthrough debut” Beauty Is a Wound (Cantik Itu Luka) and an “explosive” novel, Love and Vengeance (working English title, Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas), by Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan. Both are translasted by Annie Tucker.
Source: The Bookseller