By Vi Khi Nao
An unflinching and riveting meditation at the discomfort that attends each side 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 distinct sort. each one story captures the emotional, actual, mental, political, and inventive 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 way in which she perspectives construction, sexuality, violence, and the function of lifestyles in an ontological method that is based 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 discomfort to locations of attractiveness and charm and love, the place ache has no position, yet clarify how infrequent such moments seem in life.
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