It's Not an All Night Fair
By (author) Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Translated by C W Watson
Introduction by C W Watson
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It's Not an All Night Fair by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Book DescriptionNow available for the first time in English, a classic from "a novelist who should get in line for the Nobel Prize" ( Los Angeles Times ) Pramoedya Ananta Toer is Indonesia's most celebrated writer, with over thirty works of fiction translated into over thirty languages, and the recipient of many major international awards, including the grand prize in the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize competition, Japan's highest literary honor. Narrated in the first person in Pramoedya's signature style, It's Not an All Night Fair tells the deeply affecting story of a son returning home to central Java to confront the fact of his father's death. Struggling to understand his reticent father, the son embarks on a personal quest to find value and meaning not only in his father's life but also in his own.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143037026
Paperback / softback
(199mm x 130mm x 8mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Exile, Paperback (May 2006)
Indonesia's most celebrated writer speaks out against tyranny and injustice in a young and troubled nation.
All That is Gone, Hardback (November 2004)View all books by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Drawing on the author's own childhood for inspiration, an evocative collection of short stories from the author of The Mute's Soliloquy and The Girl from the Coast explores the major themes of life-- including birth and death, sexual knowledge and love, compassion and revenge. 20,000 first printing.
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Author Biography - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
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