Independent career woman Ratu needs a boyfriend—now. She can’t stand her mother’s nagging, and she’d rather die than be forced into an arranged marriage. Taking matters into her own hands, she trawls the internet in hopes of finding her dream man: tall, slim and look like a model. So when she meets a handsome stranger online who ticks all the boxes, will he turn out to be Mr Right?Love, Lies and Indomee is a sharp and witty novel about the struggles of finding love in 21st-century Jakarta.
Love, Lies and Indomee is a sharp and witty novel about the struggles of finding love in 21st-century Jakarta.
Nuril Basri was born in Tangerang, Indonesia. He writes tragicomedies and bildungsromans with themes of loneliness, insecurity, friendship, dysfunctional families and the minorities. He was a grantee of the Indonesian National Book Committee’s writing residency in the UK in 2017. He was also a 2018 grantee of the “Crossing Borders” programme jointly run by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.
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