Home: Novel
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484pp. December 2015
Home: Novel
Author: Chudori, Leila S.; Translator: McGlynn, John H.;
Home is a remarkable fictional account of the September 30th Movement’s impact on people’s lives. At the time, thousands of Indonesians who were abroad had their passports revoked and were exiled. History was manipulated by the Suharto government to cast a favorable light on their involvement in this tragedy and a whole generation of Indonesians were raised in a world of forced silence. Although the tumultuous events of 1965 envelop Home’s background, this is not a novel about ideology. Going back and forth between Jakarta and Paris in 1965 and 1998, Home is about the lives of Indonesians in exile, their families and their friends, including those left behind in Indonesia. It is not only a story of love, lust and betrayal, but also of laughter, adventure and food.
Distributed for The Lontar Foundation
Author: Chudori, Leila S.; Translator: McGlynn, John H.;
Leila S. Chudori is Indonesia’s most prominent and outspoken female author and journalist. She has been working in Tempo News Magazine since 1989. She is also considered one of Indonesia’s bravest story teller and is a well-known figure in Indonesia’s literary scene. She has written film scripts, several short story anthologies, and a novel. Leila lives in Jakarta with her daughter.



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