Lies, Loss, and Longing: Short Story
- About the Book
Lies, Loss, and Longing portrays the lives of those who survive violence. Sukanta delves deeply into sufferings, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions. Many of the characters in this short story collection are faced with sad endings; nonetheless, there is strength in his characters that gives them, and us, insights into the predicaments and the changes that must happen in Indonesia. Sukanta’s work transcends location and the longing he evokes in his stories are shared by all of us.
- About the Author(s)
Putu Oka Sukanta, AuthorPutu Oka Sukanta was a political prisoner from 1966-1976, following the military coup that brought General Suharto to power. Since his release, he has been invited overseas to conduct theater performances, poetry readings, and literary conferences in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, Malaysia, Germany and France. His works include children’s books, three poetry collections, and two volumes of short stories. He works as an acupuncturist and has written books on alternative medicine.
Ven Cork, Translator
Leslie Dwyer, Translator