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By Vi Khi Nao

Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick cutting edge Fiction Prize

An unflinching and riveting meditation at the ache 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 special type. every one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and inventive matters that pervade reasonable breath and which, even if very attractive, are choked with pain.


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

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