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Happy Stories, Mostly (Paperback)
Dear reader, I read this book a year ago and I have NOT STOPPED thinking about it since—it's that remarkable. I've eagerly, and rather impatiently, awaited its US release, so I can share and talk about it with all of you. The ambiguous title 'Happy Stories, Mostly' perfectly distills the mix of melancholy, beauty, loneliness, and almost-joy found within. [Adrienne]— From Happy Stories, Mostly
About the Author
Norman Erikson Pasaribu is a Toba Batak writer of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Happy Stories, Mostly (translated by Tiffany Tsao) won the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize and was longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize.Tiffany Tsao translates Indonesian fiction and poetry. Her translations of Norman Erikson Pasaribu's fiction have won the Republic of Consciousness Prize in the UK and been longlisted for the International Booker Prize. She is also the translator of Budi Darma's People from Bloomington (Penguin Classics 2022). She also writes novels, the most recent of which is The Majesties (Atria Books 2020). She lives in Sydney.