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M A Langdale Posts

What Remains of Us

Shortly after moving into their new home, Sarah’s four-year-old son Dylan passed away. His tragic death has taken a heavy toll on Sarah’s marriage and she’s been self-medicating with booze. So when startling things begin to happen—a toy moves on its own, strange lights appear in her backyard—Sarah assumes she…

The Colour of Shadows

Loren Bishop’s idealism makes her the perfect candidate for a career at Salvida, the multinational that’s “Growing a Better World”. The catch? She must represent Salvida at a trade conference—in Indonesia. Though fascinated by Java, the language and customs are as unfamiliar as the food and toilets, and Loren struggles…

The Dead Wind

Princess Srikandi wants to become a warrior, but lives in a society that expects women to be docile. Her small kingdom is at the mercy of a hostile Empire, and the ongoing drought results in chronic shortages of food and water, fuelling a spate of savage raids. Fearing for her…

The Novel Wayang

My novel, The Dead Wind, is inspired by an art form I love and admire: the Javanese wayang kulit (shadow play). The Wayang Many years ago, I lived in a small town in central Java called Surakarta. During my year in Indonesia, some of my favourite pastimes included sampling the…