Dee Lestari and her most challenging novel yet

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About Aroma Karsa,
Written by Dewanti A. Wardhani, and was originally published in The Jakarta Post,
Mar 26, 2018


Aroma Karsa, which is Dee’s 12th novel, tells a story of a young man named Jati Wesi who has an extraordinary sense of smell. Jati’s ability to smell and perceive odors is higher than average, a condition scientifically known as hyperosmia.

Ironically, Jati grew up in Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java, home to a large waste processing plant that is notorious for its foul smells. Jati works many odd jobs, but the job that he is most proud of is that of perfume maker.

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