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Happy Stories, Mostly Kinda Review

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Happy Stories, Mostly


Written by Sita, originally published in Personal Blog

Dec 25, 2022

Another short story collection review! This one comes from an Indonesian author, Norman Erikson Pasaribu; it has been translated to English in 2021 by Tiffany Tsao, and was longlisted in The 2022 International Booker Prize, also won The Republic of Consciousness Prize in 2022: Cerita-cerita Bahagia, Hampir Seluruhnya—or, Happy Stories, Mostly. Its Indonesian version was published in 2020, and I have been eyeing and adding it to my endless to-be-read list, forgetting about its existence, until its news about being listed in The 2022 International Booker Prize filled my booktwt account. I bought it approximately one month after the news, and it sat in my bookshelf before I finished KPHI. Enough about my experience, let’s dive into the book more!

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