The Painted Alphabet - A mythical story of Bali (second edition)


By Diana Darling
176 pp, 195 mm x 130 mm

ISBN: 978-981-4610-79-7
RRP USD13.50 buy from amazon

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 kaleidoscope of vanity, desire, and the longing for goodness.

Diana Darling is a freelance writer, editor and an occasional translator. Born in the US, she has lived in Bali since 1980. She is the author of The Painted Alphabet: a mythical story of Bali and numerous essays on Balinese society for various books and publications.


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