Kasan Kromosuwito’s journey to the Malay lands was a manifestation of the historical bond of a race which had instituted a respected culture around the world. A race that had been alienated from its origins, traditional roots and cultural values. However the nostalgic dreams will blossom till the end of time. Was Kasan Kromosuwito trapped in this century old longing?
The author succeeds in uncovering the convergence of the longings of a nation through the characters and a deep-seated philosophy, using creative settings and imaginative language. Malim Ghozali PK’s second novel after Redang (The Swamp) is the first from the Malay Archipelago that uses Latin America as its backdrop.