The Question of Red by Laksmi PamuntjakThe Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak

The Question of Red

byLaksmi Pamuntjak

Paperback | July 12, 2016

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From award-winning Indonesian author Laksmi Pamuntjak comes a tale of profound love against the backdrop of myth, culture, and politics.

In this sweeping saga of love, loss, revolution, and the resilience of the human spirit, Amba must find the courage to forge her own path.

Amba was named after a tragic figure in Indonesian mythology, and she spends her lifetime trying to invent a story she can call her own. When she meets two suitors who fit perfectly into her namesake’s myth, Amba cannot help but feel that fate is teasing her. Salwa, respectful to a fault, pledges to honor and protect Amba, no matter what. Bhisma, a sophisticated, European-trained doctor, offers her sensual pleasures and a world of ideas. But military coups and religious disputes make 1960s Indonesia a place of uncertainty, and the chaos strengthens Amba’s pursuit of freedom. The more Amba does to claim her own story, the better she understands her inextricable bonds to history, myth, and love.

Laksmi Pamuntjak is one of Indonesia’s most versatile bilingual authors. She is a bilingual journalist and an award-winning food writer as well as a poet, translator, and novelist. The Question of Red, her bestselling first novel, won the LitProm LiBeraturpreis (based on reader votes, awarded to exceptional work from Africa, Asia, Lati...
Title:The Question of RedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:475 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 12, 2016Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503936430

ISBN - 13:9781503936430

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