The Painted Alphabet - A mythical story of Bali

THE PAINTED ALPHABET - A MYTHICAL STORY OF BALI

By Diana Darling

A dazzling little gem of a novel ... [Ms. Darling] presents this odd mixture of the modern and the magical with such ease and conviction that it feels instantly timeless.

~ The New Yorker

PAPERBACK EDITION
176 pp, 4953 mm x 3302 mm

ISBN: 978-981-4385-00-8
RRP USD12.95 buy from amazon

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Category: Fiction & Literature
Theme: Indonesia

Magic, depravity, spiritual ambition, sensuality, and love - The Painted Alphabet binds mythic and modern time together in a rich, slyly suggestive novel based on an old Balinese poem. In a fresh and startling picture of Bali - where witches coexist with tourists and talking animals - the novel explores a kaleidescope of vanity, desire, and the longing for goodness.

A dazzling little gem of a novel ... [Ms. Darling] presents this odd mixture of the modern and the magical with such ease and conviction that it feels instantly timeless.

- The New Yorker

... a magical first novel ...

- The New York Times

Diana Darling has lived in Bali since 1980. She is married to A. A. Alit Ardi of Ubud.

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