Table of Contents
Chapter One: Beginning at the End
Chapter Two: Coming to Indonesia
Chapter Three: Yulie
Chapter Four: Tini
Chapter Five: Crazy Ana
Chapter Six: Cancer Girl
Chapter Seven: Grace
Chapter Eight: Honey
Chapter Nine: Maria, The Troublesome Love of My Life
Chapter Ten: The Women I Could Not Get: Twi, Ami, Yani, Abel, and Others
Chapter Eleven: Breaking Up
Chapter Twelve: The Past Is Never Past
Chapter Thirteen: The Final Goodbye
About the Author
This is my love poem to the wonderful, sexy, lovely, amazing, spectacular, shy, wild, passionate, inhibited, deeply contradictory women of Indonesia, and to the wonderful land of Indonesia itself.
It is written in prose, but it has bits of attempted poetry and, I hope, moments of shining poetry. I wish I had the talent to be a true poet.
Everything in this book, from people to places and events, is fiction.
It is also all still completely true.
Sometimes I’m very ashamed of what I did.
Sometimes I wish I had done everything different.
Sometimes I think I could never do anything any different.
God knew what I would do.
He is always watching, even when we are not listening.
Beginning at the End
Five hours before she had been on her knees, begging for more.
Four hours before her hands were bound. She was helpless, and loving it.
Three hours before her butt was up in the air, and I was inside her.
Two hours before I had pulled her shirt off, flashing her breasts in public.
One hour before she would give anything to be with me.