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Footsteps

(1995)
(The third book in the Buru Quartet series)
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As the world moves into the twentieth century, Minke, one of the few European-educated Javanese, optimistically starts a new life in a new town: Betawi. With his enrollment in medical school and the opportunity to meet new people, there is every reason to believe that he can leave behind the tragedies of the past. But Minke can no more escape his past than he can escape his situation as part of an oppressed people under a foreign power. As his world begins to fall apart, Minke draws a small but fervent group around him to fight back against colonial exploitation. During the struggle, Minke finds love, friendship, and betrayal - with tragic consequences. And he goes from wanting to understand his world to wanting to change it. Pramoedya's full literary genius is again evident in the remarkable characters that populate the novel - and in his depiction of a people's painful emergence from colonial domination and the shackles of tradition.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Footsteps
Author(s): Pramoedya Ananta Toer
ISBN: 0-688-13748-2 / 978-0-688-13748-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

May 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Footsteps (Buru Quartet, volume 3)
Author(s): Pramoedya Ananta Toer
ISBN: 0-14-025634-2 / 978-0-14-025634-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Footsteps (Penguin International Writers S.)
Author(s): Pramoedya Ananta Toer
ISBN: 0-14-012693-7 / 978-0-14-012693-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 1996 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Footsteps (Buru Quartet Book 3)
Author(s): Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Publisher: Penguin Books
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