When young western tourist Neil meets Indonesian girl Yossy on Kuta beach and decides to settle permanently in Bali he knows his life is about to change forever … but will it be the paradise he is yearning for? As cracks start to appear in Neil’s halcyon existence, he is forced to re-evaluate all he holds dear.
Twilight in Kuta explores love, loss and infidelity in present-day Indonesia from a number of perspectives: the bule (Caucasian) English teacher, the duplicitous Indonesian wife, the mixed-race schoolgirl, the Javanese ex-soldier and the naive village girl desperate for love. Their stories intertwine throughout the book, and the various narrators offer different interpretations of the events that unfold.
Love and lies in Indonesia …
About the author
David Nesbit settled insurance claims in the City before seeing the light and embarking on a year-long trip around Asia that changed his life, mostly for the better. Now, having lived in Indonesia for more than twenty years, Nesbit divides his time between educating the nation’s youth as a teacher and writing Asia-based fiction and opinion pieces. Twilight in Kuta is his first novel.