Indonesian Book Club – The Majesties
Jun 21, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Centre for Stories in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth will host a monthly book club on the third Wednesday of each month.
One of the objectives of this book club is to elevate public perceptions of Indonesia and to develop a deeper understanding of the rich tradition of literature.
This this month’s book is The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao.
Please note this event will be held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.
134 Adelaide Terrace
Indonesian snacks and finger foods will be provided.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this “bold and dramatic portrayal of characters on the cusp of an impossible choice” (Publishers Weekly), two sisters from a wealthy Chinese-Indonesian family grapple with secrets and betrayal after one of them poisons their entire family.
Gwendolyn and Estella have always been as close as sisters can be. Growing up in a wealthy, eminent, and sometimes deceitful family, they’ve relied on each other for support and confidence. But now Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor of Estella’s poisoning of their whole clan.
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Tiffany Tsao was born in San Diego, California, and lived in Singapore and Indonesia during her childhood and young adulthood. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a PhD in English. In addition to writing, she translates Indonesian fiction and poetry.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Alberta Natasia Adji is a contemporary author living in Perth. She has published her short fiction in New Writing, Meniscusand The Incompleteness Book. Her current creative project is concerned with family history within a Chinese-Indonesian context and the genre of auto/biographical fiction.
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