Mementoes of Mai
From Jakarta bound ~
in search of a lost love
by Helmy Parlente Kusuma
of Mai: Helmy Parlente Kusuma's alter ego follows his heart from his birthplace in
Jakarta, Indonesia, to South Viet Nam
and the Perfume Pagoda of Hanoi to Ha Long Bay in
Quang Ninh Province in Viet Nam.
Join Helmy in his effort to reach the enchanting but previously distant love of his life,
Mai, as, immersed in a lively ever-changing social ambient of short term associates he comes delightfully of age. 74 pages
About the Author
Helmy Parlente Kusuma was born and raised in Palembang, Indonesia.
As a young adult he has spent a decade to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta where he has continued his studies and worked
in Information Technology. Kusuma anticipates the early completion of a sequel to Mementoes of Mai.
What Others Are Saying . . .
a coming of age tale, a story of personal enlightenment and epiphany. Some of the language borders on the poetic
and Helmy paints word pictures that are both evocative and instructive. The philosophical asides chime well with the narrative
and rarely come across as author intrusion, since they seem to come naturally from the mouth of the viewpoint narrator. I
can recommend it as a gentle and feel good read."
Aken, Author of Breaking Faith, from the UK
"Mementoes of Mai is a relatively simple, personal and very genuine feeling work. The events feel very
‘real’ and the protagonist and narrator (Helmy) shares his name with that of the author. But the book is listed
as ‘fiction’, so I suspect it is a fictionalized story but based heavily on real events in the author’s
– Gary Hoover, Author of the Land of
Nod Trilogy, Mount Laurel, NJ USA
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