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This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet #1) Cover Image
By Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Max Lane (Translated by), Max Lane (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140256352
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1996

While kept as a political prisoner in Indonesia for ten years, Pramoedya worked on a series of four historical novels. His working papers were taken upon his arrest, so he 'wrote' these novels by telling stories to other prisoners based on his recollection of those notes. The result, in this first book, is a sort of revolutionary, mirror-world version of Cormac McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses.' A beautiful tale of young love, obligation, and intrigue.