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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 singular of a special variety. each one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and creative matters that pervade sensible breath and which, even if very attractive, are jam-packed with pain.

 

These tales are all elements of Nao’s mind's eye that outline the best way she perspectives construction, sexuality, violence, and the function of existence 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 ache to locations of attractiveness and style and love, the place ache has no position, yet clarify how infrequent such moments seem in life.

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