Australian Book Review, October 1992

The Edge of Bali

Inez Baranay’s The Edge of Bali is made up of three related short stories about three unrelated tourists - Nelson, Marla and Tyler… All three are searching, all unsure of whether they should really be in Bali or where they’ll go next: three examples of the mass of lemming-like lost souls who flock to the third world to look for meaning, religion, spirit, beauty - all the things that amid our wealth and technology of the modern world, we have lost. …This is a book of full of contemporary dilemmas, clearly and keenly expressed by Baranay’s’ characters. … The book is really about the phenomenon of tourism. … The questions raised by the book are fascinating and often unanswerable.

-Australian Book Review, October 1992