Marilyn wakes up one morning and instead of catching the bus to work, catches a flight to Bali. But is she too late to indulge her paradise dream? And how many Western women have arrived before her falling headlong for the lush green island, its exotic culture and their attractive driver? Set in the artisan hill town of Ubud, Bali, between the two Bali bombings, Jan Cornall's witty and insightful novel explores notions of paradise and a modern woman's quest for meaning and passion in a post 9/11 world. Marilyn finds her paradise. But is she prepared for the demands paradise will make of her?
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Jan began her career in 1969 as an actor at La Mama in Melbourne. Since then, she has has authored over 10 produced plays, a feature film and a novel, as well as producing 3 original CDs. Jan runs popular creative writing workshops in desert and wilderness locations across Australia and Indonesia using meditative writing techniques. She has taught writing at Universities across Sydney and currently writes Recipes For Everyday Creativity for The Life Kitchen.Review:
Part travel journal, part diary, Take Me to Paradise is a gem of a novella likely to become a well-worn travel companion. --The Jakarta Post
Jan Cornall's thoughtful novel shows us how different the paradise dream can be... She reminds us, just as the Balinese do, that while the searingly painful events of our lives - death, divorce and major life change - leave their mark, we have no choice but to let them go and move on. --The Bali Advertiser
Performance writer Jan Cornall's fine observations and humorous monologues read like a theatre piece, film script and novel rolled into one. The atmosphere she creates is so vibrant you almost expect her characters to burst into song. --Alison Nancye, Mermaid Books
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Book Description Saritaksu Editions 2006, 2006. 18.5cm x 11cm. 115pp. Softcover. very Good. Inscribed by author on title page. Reflections on the life and culture of Bali and its relationship with Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 135704
Book Description Saritaksu Editions., Bali., 2006. 116pp, dedication by author title page, dustjacket spine lightly discoloured, a good paperback copy. Australian women's account of her "sea change" in Bali. Bookseller Inventory # 158978
Book Description Saritaksu Editions. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2795362982