The Rainbow Troops: A Novel

The Rainbow Troops: A Novel

Andrea Hirata


From Indonesia, an inspiring, record-breaking bestseller―and a modern day fairy tale

Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata's heavily autobiographical debut novel, bought greater than 5 million copies, shattering documents. Now it offers to captivate audiences round the globe.
Ikal is a pupil on the poorest village college at the Indonesian island of Belitong, the place graduating from 6th grade is taken into account outstanding. His university is below consistent probability of closure. Ikal and his friends―a staff nicknamed the Rainbow Troops―face threats from each perspective: skeptical govt officers, grasping companies, deepening poverty, crumbling infrastructure, and their very own low self-confidence.
however the scholars even have wish, which is available in the shape of 2 notable academics, and Ikal's schooling out and in of the school room is an uplifting one. We root for him as he defies the island's tin mine officers. We meet his past love, the unseen lady who sells chalk from in the back of a store monitor, whose lovely arms seize Ikal's center. We cheer for Lintang, the class's barefoot math genius, as he bests the scholars of the mining corporation's tuition in an instructional problem. specially, we achieve an intimate acquaintance with the customs and other people of the world's greatest Muslim society.
this is often vintage storytelling within the spirit of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner: an engrossing depiction of a milieu we have now by no means encountered earlier than, bursting with appeal and verve.

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