- About the Author
The truth of her own origins, as well as the deep, dark secret that enveloped the lives of her parents will change her world. Srikandi—who prefers to be called by her nickname, Siri—is a globe trotting conceptual artist. She is shy, a little introverted and inquisitive. She is also worldly, intelligent, free-spirited and the loneliest woman on the planet. Siri’s personal life, however, defies even her own imagination. Married young but now a widow with an adopted daughter, Siri is forced to confront her beliefs and understanding of family, self, and the world. Will she be able to reconcile with the violence in her parent’s past to move forward in the changing world?
Laksmi Pamuntjak is a bilingual Indonesian novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, and food critic. Her first bestselling novel, Amba: The Question of Red tells a modern story of two ill-starred lovers, Amba and Bhisma of the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, who were driven apart by one of the bloodiest purges in the 20th century—the massacre of up to one million accused communists in Indonesia between 1965 and 1968. The book won the Germany’s LiBeraturpreis 2016 and has been translated into several languages. Laksmi’s second novel, Aruna and Lidahnya, was a bestseller in Indonesia and published in the US in February 2018 under the title The Birdwoman’s Palate (AmazonCrossing).
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 368
Year Published: 2019