On Scars and Flying Horses: Lara Norgaard in Conversation with Linda Christanty

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In this article: Linda Christanty,
Written by Lara Norgaard, and was originally published in Mascara Literary Review,
Feb 16, 2020


Linda Christanty begins her short story “The Flying House of Maria Pinto” with a seemingly mundane encounter: an Indonesian soldier gets on a train, sits down next to a young woman reading a Stephen King novel, and tells her a story. The story he recounts is that of Maria Pinto: “Maria Pinto was originally just an ordinary young girl who had once studied literature at a renowned university in Jakarta, and held out until the third semester before returning to the land of oranges and coffee. The people in that land died too early; they disappeared, committed suicide, went mad or plunged into the forest to unite the wild boar and the reindeer.”

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