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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