The Sydney Morning Herald

The Edge of Bali

Nelson, a post-punk [Sydney] girl has returned to Kuta in the hope of reuniting with her Balinese boyfriend but finding their love was not really of the ‘true’ variety gets stuck into some desperate partying… Marla, a successful business woman goes to Bali well read in its culture: she distrusts “false ideologies: colonialism, orientalism, and tourism” but finds tranquillity and a handsome Balinese lover. Tyler, and American searching for a lost friend, is strangely mesmerised, perhaps poisoned by various Balinese magics, to find himself involved in tourist anti-tourist movement. …Baranay writes evocatively of the Bali landscape, raising serious questions within vivid description. New myths jostle with the old.

-The Sydney Morning Herald