Description

When she was seven, Rachel Manija Brown's parents, post-60s hippies, uprooted her from her native California and moved to an ashram in a cobra-ridden, drought-stricken spot in India. Cavorting through these pages are some wonderfully eccentric characters: the ashram head, Meher Baba, best known as the guru to Pete Townshend of The Who; the librarian, who grunts and howls nightly outside Rachel's window; a holy madman, who shuffles about collecting invisible objects; a middle-aged male virgin, who begs Rachel to critique his epic spiritual poems; and a delusional Russian who arrives at the ashram proclaiming he is Meher Baba reincarnated.

Astutely observed and laugh-out-loud funny, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost is an astonishing debut memoir--now available in paperback--and the arrival of a major new literary talent. The hardcover edition was named a Book Sense Pick and was selected as a Book of the Week by BN.com's Book Club.

  • ISBN13: 9781594865268
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2006
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00339
Specifications
FormatPaperback
Publication DateOctober 17, 2006
Pages339
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Women

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India

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