244 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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Release Date:01 Dec 2010
ISBN:9789798083839
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Supernova

Novel

By Dewi Lestari; Translated by Harry Aveling
The Lontar Foundation
Supernova presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The characters are urban and tech-savvy youngsters who are caught in different forms of contemporary social conflict. Supernova is a highly-acclaimed novel. The poet Taufiq Ismail wrote, “A renewal has taken place in Indonesia’s literary scene over the past decade. Supernova is intelligent, unique, and a truly exciting exploration into the world of science, spirituality and the nature of love.” The literary critic Jakob Soemardjo also said, “This is an attractive novel by a young writer. It is an intellectual work in the form of pop art, set in the real world. It opposes old values with new ways of understanding, so that readers can see the world in a different way.” Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star is the first in a cycle of a monumental work that consists of six novels.
Dewi Lestari (Author)
Dewi Lestari is one of the best-selling and widely-acclaimed writers in Indonesia. Using the pen name Dee, she has published nine books. Dee began her debut with the Supernova series. The first novel in the cycle, The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star, achieved a phenomenal sales number. It also achieved a cult status among young Indonesian readers. She has published the following four novels of the series: The Root, The Lightning, The Particle and The Wave. She is planning to write the final episode next year. Dee is also a renowned musician, both as a performer and as a songwriter. Paper Boat, one of her books which was adapted into a movie, marked her debut as a screenplay writer, and the movie was an Indonesian blockbuster. Four of her other books have also been adapted to movies: Rectoverso; Madre; Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star; and Coffee Philosophy.
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