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The Majesties

Originally published in Australia as Under Your Wings

“I think the fact that I am so unsettled by the read as a whole makes The Majesties a resounding success. It’s shocking how enjoyable and delicious this dark, disturbing novel was, and that unease will sit with me for a long time to come.” —Swapna Krisha for NPR

This is a bold and dramatic portrayal of characters on the cusp of an impossible choice between complicit self-preservation and total annihilation.” —Publishers Weekly

The Majesties is a thrilling, tender page-turner, the darker side of Crazy Rich Asians.” —Krys Lee, author of Drifting House and How I Became a North Korean

“A dark, delicious tale that will creep its way into your brain and leave you examining your own soul for signs of moral rot. I downed it in one greedy shot.” —Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World

“Addressing Indonesia’s violent history, the 1998 May riots, and discrimination against the country’s ethnic Chinese minority, Tiffany Tsao offers an incisive critique of rich and powerful Chinese Indonesians, family bonds, and privilege. The book challenges many assumptions of what “Indonesia” is and provides a nuanced picture of wealthy Asian families in the transnational context. A compelling page-turner, it reveals the intricate dynamics between love, ambition, and fear as we journey through dark family secrets and unlock door after door before reaching the dead end. The Majesties is a chilling novel about what a family is capable of for the sake of maintaining illusions and the desperate, destructive ways that its entrapped members must take in order to escape.” —Intan Paramadithaauthor of Apple and Knife and The Wandering

“One of the most gripping, original and enlightening novels of the day.” —SA Weekend

“Tiffany Tsao’s Under Your Wings is a sharply realised page-turner with a brilliant twist, written with an effortless command of pace and suspense.” —Cameron Woodhead for The Sydney Morning Herald 

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Translations

The PEN Presents Award for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

The PEN Translates Award for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu