By Vi Khi Nao
An unflinching and riveting meditation at the discomfort that attends each part 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 nearly constitutes a unique of a special sort. every one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and creative issues that pervade lifelike breath and which, even if very attractive, are choked with pain.
These tales are all points of Nao’s mind's eye that outline the way in which she perspectives construction, sexuality, violence, and the position of existence in an ontological method that is based seriously on cultural, social, and inventive duress. a few tales like “Winter Rose” and “I Love You Me Neither” upward thrust above the bounds of discomfort to areas of attractiveness and charm and love, the place ache has no position, yet clarify how infrequent such moments look in life.
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