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So, in a world where we celebrate disneyfied heterosexualities, for queer folks, what is happiness?

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Happy Stories, Mostly

Written by Lia Yuliana, originally published in Personal Blog

Jan 09, 2022

Happy Stories, Mostly is a collection of melancholic and bittersweet stories that are proudly Batak and unapologetically queer. An enticing fresh piece of fiction that weaves discussions of the Christian faith and heteronormativity of Indonesian society with a blend of sci-fi, absurdism, and alternate-history realism.

Since I started reading books back in 2020 I have not picked up a single book written by an Indonesian author. I am happy that Happy Stories, Mostly is my first dip into Indonesian literature. Plenty of my Indonesian mutuals have read this book and raved about it so when I saw there is a translated version of it, I thought why not give it a try.

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