The Painted Alphabet by Diana Darling

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Appalled with the corruption of daily life, Siladri decides to live the life of an ascetic with his wife and niece, but arch-witch Daya Datu and her protegee conspire to kill Siladri and kidnap his niece.

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Published March 25, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When Siladri and his family are threatened by Dayu Datu, Klinyar, and a lascivious ne'er-do-well, he and Kusuma Sari must question moral absolutes: Is it right to use violence and sorcery against their enemies?

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Darling, an American sculptor who lives in Bali, has taken an old Balinese witch story in verse and recast it as a fantasy novel that opens a window on an exotic culture. The central figure, Siladri,

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