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A gentle story of a beautiful young girl from a fishing village who marries a rich man from the city, as a 'practice wife'. It shows the difference in lifestyles between rich and poor very effectively and subtly, without ever becoming a polemic. The girl is powerless because of her poverty, her sex and to some extent her youth as well. This is a sensitive story. At times it is heartbreaking, but there are also some lighter moments and some amusing characters.
The author later became known as a political writer and was imprisoned as a dissident. This book was intended to be the first part of a trilogy, but the sequels were never published. There is a short epilogue which tells the end of the story. The abrupt ending is the main reason this doesn't get five stars. Okay, I'm not entirely sure I'm reviewing the right book, as the one I've read was a translation. But I think this is the right book.

It was about a girl who becomes a "practice wife" for a rich young nobleman. After she has a child, he sends her away so that he can marry a noble lady. He takes her child from her. Some interesting things from this book: 1) She never wanted to be noble. She always wished to go back to her village, despite being showered with luxuries. 2) She is never named. She is the girl from the coast to everyone, including to herself.

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returns to her village there is violence and coercion that is also shadowy and bewildering. But these events in her village form a kind of reversal, a kind of retaliation against that feudal governing class that strip the girl of the one thing she treasures, her own daughter.
I wondered about the translation, as sometimes words jar, in particular the colloquial expressions that are probably meant to render the vernacular of the fishermen, but merely sit on the surface like a piece of dirty foam. And I always felt as if I was outside of this, it was affecting, but in an intellectual way rather than emotionally.


The epilogue explains that this was meant as the first in a trilogy, and tells us that the story is based on Toer's own family.
Many years ago I read three volumes of the Buru Quartet, shortly after returning from a business trip to Jakarta. It was a pleasure to revisit the work or Pramoedya Ananta Toer and think about the complex world of Indonesia.

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country (over 220 million people) and the largest predominately Moslem one. It is very widespread geographically, including 6,000 inhabited islands with a land mass making it the 16th largest country in the world in terms of land area. 130 million people live on the island of Java, making it the world's most populous island. The country is diverse culturally including over 300 distinct ethnicities speaking over 700 different languages or dialects.

Pramoedya was born in 1925 in Blora on the island of Java, then under the control of the Dutch. Pramoedya was part of the opposition to the Dutch colonists and he was imprisoned by them from 1947 to 1949. At that time he wrote his first major novel, "The Fugitive." In the 1970's he was imprisoned by the leaders of independent Indonesia because his writings, supporting the needs of the people, were interpreted as too communistic. While in the Buru prison, without pen or paper he composed the four novels that make up the socalled Buru Quartet. After his release to house arrest, he was able to write down these novels and they were published in Indonesian and in English translation from 1980 through 1992.

"The Girl from the Coast" was published in 1982 in Indonesian, but did not appear in English until 2002. The book fulfills Pramoedya's promise to tell the story of his beloved grandmother. At the same time he continues his themes of the oppression of women in much of society and the oppression of the "lower" classes. Pramoedya is keenly aware that often the greater human virtues are preserved best in the traditions of simple village life.

This book is about the life of a teenage girl in the Java of over 100 years ago. Yet it much to say about the unfairness of life and the struggle for communication between youth and parents that still fill the world today. Therefore, this book may speak to teenagers even more effectively than to adults. I picked this to read for my podcast episode of books from Southeast Asia and it was a delightful discovery. The writing style is fairly spare and formal, but the author conveys a lot through relatively little language. I loved watching how the Girl moves from innocence to understanding of the machinations of the aristocratic world, and the author's empathy for powerless women in society, and how he examines what you gain and lose through wealth. The dialogue could get a bit didactic at times, but I'm looking forward to reading more of Toer's backlist. Known only as The Girl from the Coast, Toer's grandmother lived in a small Javanese fishing village around the turn of the 19th century. Her exceptional beauty caught the attention of the Bendoro, a noble from the nearby city of Rembang. Since she would otherwise face a life of extreme hardship and poverty, the girl's parents agree to marry her off, sight unseen, to the Bendoro. She is quickly transported off to a world literally and figuratively miles away from her village. Toer masterfully invokes the sense of bewilderment the girl feels when she first encounters things like mattresses, electric lights, and chocolate sprinkles for cereal. Toer shows how the dual hierarchy of Indonesian nobility and Dutch imperialists create a world that regards women as little more than property, a world where "gold and pretense went hand in hand."

As the girl comes to realize her position is only a "practice wife," and that because of her common status, she'll never be more than a concubine, her desire to return to her village intensifies. She begs the Bendoro's indulgence in granting her wish. Once she returns, the story takes on the appearance of a folk tale, complete with questions of good and evil, malice, retribution, and greed. Here, one can truly appreciate Toer's abilities as a storyteller; he makes good use of suspense as the novel moves to its climax quickly and without pretense. Toer evokes a sense of sharp pain at the story's conclusion, but leaves us with the idea that although she will never be free; the Girl From The Coast will eventually benefit from her nascent, yet fierce, independence.


"Intriguing, especially so because of the different cultures laid out in the book. The Girl from the Coast is a good read, well written, and whilst reading, it certainly spurs many emotions in you. " Pramoedya Toer is one of those writers who stands at the beginning of a language and a culture, in his case the Indonesia that did not exist when he was born (it was under Dutch rule) and the bahasa Indonesian that, accordingly, was not yet the national language. Of the books I have read of his, this is perhaps the most personal. It is based on his grandmother, married to an Indonesian noble and cast aside after a few years, exiled from the residence without an opportunity to see her child. By chance, she found that childToer's motheryears later. It's a moving book, one that captures the uncertainty of a teenager married to a royal stranger and asked to take on a role that she never dreamed of.

Toer's life, unfortunately, was as difficult as the nation's. This was the first novel of a projected trilogy, but his manuscripts were confiscated and he was imprisoned on the island of Buru, where he told the story of his Buru Quartet to his fellow prisoners. A heartbreaking story based on the author's own grandmother's early life.

At the turn of the 20th century, the protagonist, a 14 year old girl from a fishing village in the northern coast of Java, is taken to the house of a high official (he is referred to as "Bendoro"). Her parents agree to a marriage arrangement, thinking that it will improve the life quality of their daughter and also probably because they are afraid of Bendoro. This is just a "practice marriage" for Bendoro. Actually he can only officially marry a woman who is from the same social class.

The protagonist doesn't understand this and she doesn't understand the concept of "class". For her, the free and playful life she lived in the fishing village is more meaningful than the isolated life she leads in the city. She is taken care of by a old female servant who grows to love the girl and explains to her "the situation" as best as she can. The novel is interspersed with some tragic and some funny moments until it reaches an abrupt ending.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer is often hailed as the greatest Indonesian writer. With this novel he criticized the feudal and inhumane practices of the Javanese upper class. I found the story very insightful especially into the mindset of the "wong cilik" ("the little people" in Javanese). All of the servants in Bendoro's house accepted that their fate was to be part of the lower class. I also enjoyed the conversations between the girl and the old female servant.

"Perempuan nak, kalau sudah kawin jeleknya laki jeleknya kita, baiknya laki baiknya kita."

"Mengapa orang pada suka emas?"
"Karena, ya, karena. Yah, apa mesti sahaya katakan? Karena dengan emas . . . karena . .. ya, supaya dia tidak kelihatan seperti sahaya, supaya tidak sama dengan orang kebanyakan....Ya, orang kebanyakan seperti sahaya inilah, bekerja berat, tapi makan pun hampir tidak."

"Kau mengabdi pada tanah ini, tanah yang memberimu nasi dan air. Tapi para raja dan para pangeran dan para bupati sudah jual tanah keramat ini pada Belanda. Kau hanya baru sampai melawan para raja, para pangeran dan para bupati. Satu turunan tidak bakal selesai, man. Kalau para raja, pangeran dan bupati sudah dikalahkan, baru kau bisa berhadapan pada Belanda. Entah berapa turunan lagi. Tapi kerja itu mesti dimulai."

"Sekarang Mas Nganten belum mengerti, tapi pengalaman bakal membuat Mas Nganten memahaminya baikbaik."

"Nasib kitalah memang, nak. Nasib kita. Seganasganas laut, dia lebih pemurah dari hati priyayi." The Girl from the Coast is loosely based on the experiences of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's grandmother. The fourteenyearold lovely girl from a fishing village became the wife of a nobleman, the assistant to the Regent of Rembang. Her parents thought they were giving her a better life in this arranged marriage. Although the girl was surrounded by riches, she led a life of loneliness in the Bendoro's large house. She found out she was just a "practice wife" or a concubine since a nobleman must marry within his own social class. She is referred to as "the girl" throughout the story which seems fitting since she is treated like a piece of property, rather than as an individual. The kindness of an older woman servant helps the girl navigate her way in the household. Her story is written simply but emotionally, almost like a fable.

The story took place during the Dutch colonial rule of Java (Indonesia) around 1900. The brutality of the Dutch occupants is described by many characters, especially the forced labor to build a railroad line. The tale also gives us a look into the lives of the men and women in the fishing village where the fishermen risk their lives in the sea to put food on the table.

The author had written a trilogy about his family's history and the growth of the nationalist movement in Indonesia. This first book is the only one that survived. The last two books were destroyed by the Indonesian military. An epilogue was added on to the English version of this novel to give closure to the girl's story. The author spent more than seventeen years imprisoned by both colonial and independent governments for his political activity.