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The Girl from the Coast

Book / Novel

The Girl from the Coast

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Translated by Willem Samuels

Format: Paperback, English
288 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 0786887087/9780786887088
Published Oct 08, 2003 by Hyperion

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Pramoedya’s The Girl from the Coast tells the story of a beautiful young woman from a fishing village who finds herself in an arranged marriage with a wealthy aristocrat. Forced to leave her parents and home behind, she moves to the city to become the ‘lady’ of her husband’s house. Pramoedya’s breathtaking literary skill is evident in every word of this book, one of his classic works of fiction made especially poignant because it is based on the life of his own grandmother.

An invaluable cultural titan, one cannot imagine an Indonesia deprived of Toer’s brutal honesty. The Girl From The Coast is one of Indonesia’s hidden gems.
Gaby Rusli   in The Girl from The Coast (1987) by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, a Peasant Girl Turned an Aristocratic Wife (Asia Media, Apr 28, 2022)
Perhaps more than any other writer, Pramoedya has brought the brutality of the Indonesian century -- colonial exploitation, revolution, the purges and exile of intellectuals -- to the world's attention.
Nell Freudenberger   in A Practice Wife’s Story (New York Times, Aug 11, 2002)

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