The difficulties facing second generation Indonesians are at the core of this novel: children who were born and bred in the Netherlands, but who are too Indonesian to fit in. Melanie is a 40-year-old woman who intends to write an autobiography; the project fails and instead she writes a letter to her 90-year-old grandmother.

Cockatoo's Lie 1996, Women in Translation

ISBN-13: 9781879679085

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