Man Tiger (Eka Kurniawan, 2015)

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About Man Tiger,
Written by Geronimo Cristobal, and was originally published in Manila Book Review,
Oct 21, 2017

The Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan reverts to old folk beliefs in the novel ‘Man Tiger’. It covers not only a psychological drama but also many layers of his native culture.

One day the young Margio jumps to his neighbor Anwar Sadat and bites him in his throat. The victim is quickly bled. When one finds Anwar Sadat in south Java, a Batik cloth is spread over him.

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