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Vengeance is Mine: An Extract

Posted 26th Jul 2018

‘A blast of a book’ – Financial Times

‘Hard-boiled pulp fiction… written with literary flair, commenting on Indonesia’s history and sense of nationhood while delivering gangster thrills’ – Herald

‘A potent blend of grounded realism and flighty fantasy… a pulpy, visceral tale of sex, violence and comeuppance’ – Economist

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash, the blistering novel from Man Booker International Prize longlisted author Eka Kurniawan is out in paperback today! His latest novel shows Kurniawan in a gritty, comic, pungent mode that fans of Quentin Tarantino will love. But even with its liberal peppering of fights, high-speed car chases, and ladies heaving with desire, the novel continues to explore Kurniawan’s familiar themes of female agency in a violent male world dominated by petty criminals and a corrupt police state.

Ready for a gloriously pulpy read? Click for Chapter One >

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is available to purchase from our online shop. Pushkin also publishes Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound, a vivid, epic and highly readable work of magical realism.