They sit surrounded by items they have prepared for the ritual of Jejak Tanah: fine sand, peat soil, pea gravel, petals from seven kinds of flowers, a baby bathtub, and a large terrarium bowl
You couldn’t claim that you were lost. The footsteps of your comrades dragged you sharply back into the present, no wavering possible.
“The ecology and economy of the region is under threat. This Transpacific Literary Project folio, Monsoon Notebook is for these essential, vanishing, and unruly waters.”
The questions of who can eat what, and where, and with whom, are facts of Malaysian life, negotiated daily and often subconsciously.
From its very beginning this story is fated to be exposed by the light.
Animals are strangely perceptive—in their instinct to survive, they find a home