A Brief Alphabet of Torture: Stories

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
F2c
Publish Date
Pages
152
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781573660617

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About the Author

Vi Khi Nao is the author of the novel Fish in Exile and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Her work includes poetry, fiction, film, and cross-genre collaboration.

Reviews

"How rare, how wonderful, when a book arrives with the ambition and desire of this one, such a complete set of interests, fully lacking the pitfalls and pratfalls which typically characterize its innovative ilk. The work is animate in its aims, pressing you to go on. Speaking as someone who has seen what it can do, I'd suggest you do as it says."
--Amelia Gray, author of Isadora, Gutshot, and Museum of the Weird
"Donald Barthelme said that he wanted to be on the leading edge of the junk phenomenon, and with these exquisite effervescent, eviscerating fictions of A Brief Alphabet of Torture, Vi Khi Nao is out there with him, whittling away at the whole anatomic nominative scrapheap of our layered and laminated lexicon. Edgy, you bet! These pieces are elaborate piecework--perforated, whip stitched, and distressed field-dressed dissections of language. Tortured? Maybe. But lusciously junked and juxtaposed, turned inside out and every which way but...No, in every way they make way. These tales tax and tantalize, a taxidermy of turnt transcendence."
--Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone and Winesburg, Indiana