COOLIE by Madelon Lutofs


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There is less ""story"" than in her previous novels (nite Money, etc.) but the style shows a certain poignancy, a restraint, an artistic appreciation of the background of the Sumatran jungle and compound, which indicates distinct development on the part of the writer. The story is a brief and tragic one -- the exile of a Javanese boy, lured by glowing pictures of gold and women, to become a coolie, caught by the ""system"" -- unable to escape.

Publisher: Viking