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About Us

Book / Collection of Short Stories


About Us

by Reda Gaudiamo
Translated by Ikhda Maharsi Philippa Barker

Format: Paperback, English
224 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: /9781912915132
Published Nov 16, 2023 by The Emma Press

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A taxi ride, a train trip, a family photo: in About Us, seemingly unremarkable journeys and mundane objects ripple with the repercussions of past decisions. All is not what it seems at a family wedding, a regretful father risks estranging his daughter, and a young woman is tormented by the cries of a baby that her partner cannot hear.

Reda Gaudiamo’s characters charm, chafe and confound in a series of intimate snapshots of domestic relationships. With twists shifting from the comically mischievous to the abruptly chilling, this collection is a bold slice of contemporary Indonesian literature.


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The stories in About Us are realistic…which is what makes the darker moments (such as the teenage fights that lead to fatalities) all the more chilling.
Ilina Jha   in About Us by Reda Gaudiamo (Redbrick, Feb 10, 2024)


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