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Erick Setiawan

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ERICK SETIAWAN was born in 1975 in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. A quiet, shy child, he was thankfully raised in a family of gifted storytellers, who taught him that while life might have an endless supply of conflict, not all of it translates into a good story. Due to the anti-Chinese sentiment prevalent in Indonesia, his childhood was often fraught with tension, which prompted him to take comfort in books and in the world of his imagination. To traumatize him further, his parents sent him to Catholic schools, where he learned from an early age to feel guilty about everything and that a grown man in a sash and a swishing robe with a ruler in his hand was in no way maternal.

At age sixteen, he left his family and moved to the Unite
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Of Bees and Mist

3.75 avg rating — 5,446 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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No, I have not heard of Hothouse Flowers but will look it up based on your rec. Thank you for recommending Bees to your friends!
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" Thank you, Rachel. I'm glad the book is the showcase on your shelf! I'm working very hard on the next one, which I'm hoping to finish this year. Give ...more "
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“You don't seem to understand me,' she said. 'The last thing I want is to start over. You can't wake up something that's dead and buried.”
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“Rahasia alam semesta jauh lebih mudah dimengerti dibandingkan hati seorang perempuan.”
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“It was a great love," she said. "Don't let anyone tell you differently. Take good care of yourself. You'll be happy with someone else.”
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message 8: by Hyeon

Hyeon PLEASE NEXT BOOK PLEASE


message 7: by Erick

Erick Setiawan Thank you everyone for your lovely messages (shame on me for not checking this site sooner). I am feverishly finishing another book--my plan is to get it done by end of year. I'll keep all of you posted!


message 6: by Hyeon

Hyeon Please write another book!! I can't wait to read your new future book :D
your book, "Of Bees and Mist" was one of the most memorable and beautiful books I've ever read. I should read it again..


Nikotopia Nikotopia matursuwun mas Erick saya sudah di approve, saya sangat menikmati of bees and mist-nya. salut untuk Mas Erick! ditunggu karya selanjutnya~ (^_^)/")


MaryJo VanGompel Are you working on anything now? I loved Bees and Mist and can't wait for your next book!


Martina I did..!! please write another book ASAP *lol


message 2: by Erick

Erick Setiawan Thank you for getting in touch, Martina. Hope you enjoyed the final pages of the book just as much.


Martina i'm on the last pages of bees & mist .. can't wait to see how the story ends.. i'm gonna miss meridia & her bizarre family.. ;)


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