Listen to Greg’s take on Christopher Koch’s 1978 novel set in Jakarta during the events leading up to the coup attempt led by the Communist Party of Indonesia in 1965. The story is a rollicking adventure, political thriller and love story wrapped into one enduring novel. The characters are memorable, and the language is so evocative that its words are now used in the daily lexicon. As Greg says ‘a novel only does that if it’s a great novel.’
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