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Hidayat is a victim of the G30S 65 political turmoil in Indonesia. When the traumatic incident occurred, he was a young boy living in a peaceful fruit plantation village in Cianjur, Java. The militiamen came into the house and murdered his entire family. Miraculously he survived. This book is about his life journey carrying the massive emotional excess baggage of guilt, anger and hatred in the quest of self discovery, and the struggle to come to terms with his wretched existence. A chance meeting with the restless and drop dead gorgeous Ariana led him to question his own conception towards women, love and sexuality.

 

The story revolves around Hidayat, the sole survivor of a brutal mob attack that killed his entire family. Hidayat was a young boy when he saw his father, mother and brother butchered to death right in front of him in the living room of his house. This happened one night during the chaotic period of the 1965 purge in a small town in Java. The incident led to the mass killing of over a million innocent people that marked the infamous dark period in Indonesian history. Hidayat grew up full of hatred and vengeance feeling life had cheated on him. At school he became a bully, vented his frustration by picking on small and weak students. After leaving school he formed a group of pick pocket gang with his two friends. But they were caught by the local police who in turn exploited and made the gang work for them. With the security connection and backing from the police, the gang criminal activities escalated from petty to serious crimes. In the meantime, his love life played havoc on his adult life as he hated and distrusted anybody who showed warmth towards him. His life took a turning when by chance he met Ariana on a train journey from Jakarta to Bandung, a lovely mountainous city known for its beautiful ladies. A relationship rapidly developed between them, But unknown to him, the gorgeous Ariana has a problem of her own, and that further complicates his life even more.

 

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Hidayat

  • Penerbit : Ultimus
  • Cetakan : 1, 2010
  • Pengarang: May Swan
  • Halaman : 214
  • Dimensi : 14.5 X 21.0 cm
  • ISBN : 978-602-8331-12-8
  • Availability: 10
  • Rp 65,000


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