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‘Supernova’ by Dewi Lestari (Review)

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This week sees the latest staging of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and 2015’s guest of honour is Indonesia, a country which is currently a blank on my literary explorers map. In honour of the event, then, I’ve decided to devote the week to Indonesian fiction, with three reviews of books by Indonesian writers for your pleasure – and here’s the second of my reviews :) ***** Dewi Lestari’s Supernova (translated by Harry Aveling, review copy courtesy of the Lontar Foundation) begins with a meeting between two Indonesian expats in the US. Ruben, a medical student, and Dhimas, a writer, share a drug-fuelled experience at a party, and back in Indonesia ten years later, the men are still in love.

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