Prologue to The Birdwoman's Palate (published first as Prologue to Aruna and Her Palate), a novel by Laksmi Pamuntjak (now adapted into a movie playing on Netflix)

"Prologue': Aruna and Her Palate," appears in the Autumn 2015 issue of Asia Literary Review. It is the prologue to the English translation of Laksmi's second novel, Aruna dan Lidahnya (2014), an Indonesian national bestseller, now in its 3rd edition: an experimental prologue in a single sentence that stretches to 2,700 words.