The Last Gods of Indochine

The Last Gods of Indochine

Synopsis: Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but linked by a common curse. In medieval Cambodia, Paaku is an orphan whose community believes he may be a reluctant incarnation of a god, causing sectarian turmoil for the kingdom’s leaders. Meanwhile, in 1921, Jacquie follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina, where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku’s history: a story simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in which she still has a vital role to play. Metadata: Publication date: Sept. 20, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 422 ISBN: 978-988-12198-8-6 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 91,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-4-8 Price (e-book): US$8.99 Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback:  Amazon Book Depository Blurbage: “Ferrer’s debut masterpiece evokes the magic and mystery of a long gone civilisation. This is beautiful fiction that leaves the scent of incense and sandalwood long after you have finished reading it.” — Dania Shawwa, Editor-in-Chief, Haven Books “… rationality and superstition get locked into the kind of epic conflict that is the stuff of all great narratives … an elaborate and self-assured interweaving of historical fact and keenly imagined fiction.” —  Time Out Hong Kong “A sublime tale told by a master storyteller, steeped in the lore of old. Ferrer’s conjuring of romantic Indochine is a journey that lures, stirring up ghosts in a wild phantasmagoria, reckoning with forces both entwined and eternal.” — Angela Kan, Travel Host & Writer, Discovery Channel “Rich in style, exotic in setting and fresh in plot, The Last Gods is a beautifully told return to the colonial novel.” — Lijia Zhang, author of Socialism is Great! Author Bio: Samuel Ferrer is a double bassist and member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the songwriter and bassist for the acid jazz group Shaolin Fez. He holds degrees from Yale and the University of Southern California, and as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, spent a year in between degrees studying in Paris. He is the only non-Asian to be nominated for Asia’s most prestigious literary award, The Man Asian Literary Prize (“The Booker of Asia”). This is his first novel....

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Drought

Drought

Synopsis Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life as a farmer. His near failure brings him into contact with a wonderful range of inspired madmen—bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. Combined, these characters bring into question the normalcy of conventional society. Drought shows Simatupang writing at the height of his powers and is a lyrical testimony to the strength—and the unpredictability—of the human character. Metadata Imprint: BookCyclone Publication date: 12 March, 2013 ISBN: 9789881554123 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 111,000 Price (e-book): US$11.99 Buy Ebook: Amazon Smashwords    ...

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The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 3

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 3

Summary: Beginning in the mid-1960s, Indonesian theater implicated itself in national politics as a critique of prevailing social conditions. The plays in this volume, dating from 1965 to 1998, provide a window into a society in transition caught between the legacy of tradition, the challenge of repression and censorship, and a strong desire for democratization. Price: USD 9.99 Author/Editor: Cobina Gillitt Publisher: The Lontar Foundation ISBN: 978-988-15161-4-5 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books:...

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The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 2

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 2

Summary: This volume looks at the styles and issues that characterized Indonesian national theater from the 1920s to the 1960s. Just governance, women’s rights, endemic poverty, and corruption are just a few of the themes taken up by Indonesian playwrights of the tumultuous four decades between the rise of nationalism and the overthrow Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, in 1965. Price: USD 9.99 Author/Editor: Michael Bodden Publisher: The Lontar Foundation ISBN: 978-988-15161-7-6 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository E-books: Amazon...

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The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 1

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama Vol. 1

Summary: Born in the late 19th century, Indonesian popular theater addressed the mass urban audience. This new theater was fast paced; some plays were escapist, others nationalistic. This volume presents the diverse genres that make up that theater: Middle Eastern influenced komedi stambul; Chinese-Indonesian “charity operas,” realist social drama, nationalist drama, and Jakarta folk theater. Price: USD 9.99 Author/Editor: Matthew Issac Cohen Publisher: The Lontar Foundation ISBN: 978-988-15161-3-8 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository   E-books: Amazon...

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