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‘Well, That Was Unexpected’: A novel filled with charm, wit and growing pains

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Well, That Was Unexpected

Written by Katrin Figge, originally published in Jakarta Post

Oct 07, 2022

In her new novel for young adults, Jesse Q. Sutanto again cooks up a humorous story that includes intrusive parents and overbearing but lovable relatives. One and a half years ago, Indonesian writer Jesse Q. Sutanto landed the literary surprise hit Dial A for Aunties. For the hilarious combination of romantic comedy and murder mystery, Jesse was awarded the United Kingdom’s Comedy Women in Print prize. At the same time, Netflix picked it up for a film adaptation. 

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