The Year of Living Dangerously

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Penguin Publishing Group, Mar 1, 1983 - Fiction - 288 pages
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An intelligent, compelling tale of political turmoil in mid-twentieth-century Indonesia. "Well conceived and beautifully executed."—Larry McMurtry.

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Perhaps the best-known novel about Indonesia is “The Year of Living Dangerously” (1978), Christopher Koch’s story about a group of journalists in highly unstable Indonesia in 1965. Mr Koch has since ... Read full review

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Set in Indonesia just before, during and just after the ouster of Indonesian leader Sukarno by a coup, the novel is narrated by a journalist named Cookie, whose role here seems to be as a father ... Read full review

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Christopher J. Koch (1932–2013) was an acclaimed Australian novelist from Hobart, Tasmania. He is best known for The Year of Living Dangerously, which was made into an award-winning film. He was twice awarded the Miles Franklin Award, Australia's top literary honor, for The Doubleman in 1985 and for Highways to a War in 1993.

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