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Buku Panduan Matematika Terapan

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1st winner of 2017 Unnes International Novel Writing Contest

Shortlist: 2017/18 Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa), category of First/Second Book

Shortlist: 2018 Tempo’s Best Work of Prose

Shortlist: 2019 Akatara IP Market (Aprofi & National Book Committee)

Gramedia Pustaka Utama | April 30, 2018 | 364 pages | Paperback | Literary fiction | 978-602-038-302-6


Buku Panduan Matematika Terapan (EN: A Guidebook of Applied Mathematics) is an Indonesian literary novel (not a mathematical textbook) that interconnects philosophical pieces of life within mathematical environment, while trying to provide an experimental answer towards P-NP problem, life-and-death, reality-and-dream, and anything-countable-versus-uncountable, from the viewpoint of (Indonesian) literature. Praised as “a fresh experimental literary form” from panel of 2017 Unnes International Novel Writing Contest judges.

[Blurb in EN] Questions of P-NP (something countable vs something uncountable) popped to Prima’s mind after a ghost came to his dream, taught him counting principles and mathematical theories. The puzzle bothered him even more when Tarsa—a genius who asked the same question in his head—came around. After spending most of his lifetime seeking for answer, Prima still questioning where to find someone who could foresee own death precisely.

 

 

 

Cara Berbahagia Tanpa Kepala

Shortlist: 2018/19 Khatulistiwa Literary Award (Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa), category of Prose

Gramedia Pustaka Utama | May 6, 2019 | 308 pages | Paperback | Literary fiction | 978-602-062-993-3


[Blurb in ID] Cara melepas kepala:

  1. Buka lilitan ritsleting yang mengelilingi jakun.
  2. Ceraikan baut dari mur hingga talak delapan.
  3. Telan dan tahan ludah dalam-dalam.
  4. Tekan kedua tombol penghambat laju aliran darah secara bersamaan.
  5. Pegangi kedua kuping, lalu tarik kepala ke atas dengan keras hingga terlepas.

Sempati merasa kepalanya tak memberi solusi atas ragam persoalan. Kepalanya justru merepotkan, hingga membuatnya turut program Bebaskan Kepalamu, yang memungkinkan untuk menceraikan sementara kepalanya. Tanpa diduga kepala itu menghilang. Bahagiakah Sempati hidup tanpa kepala?

Setelah Buku Panduan Matematika Terapan, Triskaidekaman kembali menghadirkan cerita tak biasa. Cara Berbahagia Tanpa Kepala [EN: Headless Ways for Delightful Life] menggabungkan unsur fiksi ilmiah, surealisme, dan thriller yang menggaungkan kegelisahan manusia modern. Kejutan-kejutan dalam cerita ini memberi pengalaman baru membaca novel sastra.