This is a quote from the book Apple & Knife by Intan Paramaditha, translated by Stephen J. Epstein.
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If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
Apple & Knife – Summary
Here is the book summary from Goodreads:
Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today’s world.
These stories set in the Indonesian everyday – in corporate boardrooms, in shanty towns, on dangdut stages – reveal a soupy otherworld stewing just beneath the surface. This is subversive feminist horror at its best, where men and women alike are arbiters of fear, and where revenge is sometimes sweetest when delivered from the grave.
Dark, humorous, and vividly realised, Apple and Knife brings together taboos, inversions, sex and death in a heady, intoxicating mix.
Note: It’s important to understand that some stories require a trigger warning.
Copyright © 2018 by Intan Paramaditha.
Translated by: Stephen J. Epstein