THE BALINESE TWINS - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption.
THE SICILIAN- Ricky Delgado strikes a devil's bargain with a blood goddess: 'Build my temple and bring me the souls of damaged people, and you will see what rewards I give.'
THE COURTESAN - Elizabeth makes her living from men's desire. With a flick of the switch in her head, she feels nothing: no pain, no hate, no sorrow, no joy.
THE ARTIST - Anis takes to painting as an outlet for his rage. His artist's eye knows his subjects before they know themselves, and he paints them all, a gallery of broken people.
Can they escape the deadly web of decadence and sin?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jkrnomad - LibraryThing
I loved 'Rice Mother' and was really looking forward to reading 'Touching Earth,' especially after spending 2 weeks in Bali last year. The images of Bali are authentic and intoxicating. They transport ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cedargrove - LibraryThing
Even after 200 pages, it was a huge internal debate as to whether the book would be consigned to the 'Cedargrove Slush Pile.' Something made me press on with it. It wasn't that I wanted to read it, so ... Read full review