Oceans of Longing: Nine Stories

Book / Collection of Short Stories

by Sitor Situmorang
Translated by Brian Russell Roberts Harry Aveling Keith Foulcher

Format: Paperback, English
164 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 6162151492/9786162151491
Published Mar 01, 2019 by Silkworm Books

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The stories in this collection are a window into the world of a writer dedicated to exploration and change but resolutely attached to the land, people, and stories of his homeland. Set variously in western Europe, post-independence Jakarta, and modernizing communities in his native North Sumatra, the stories live in―as the translators put it―the “perpetual tension between the urge to wander and a longing for origins.”

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