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Buddhism for western children : a novel

Author: Kirstin Allio
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Iowa Review series in fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set on the coast of Maine and in the high desert of New Mexico, Buddhism for Western Children is a universal and timeless story of a boy who must escape subjugation, tell his story, and reclaim his soul. In search of community and transcendence, ten-year-old Daniel's family is swept into the thrall of a potent and manipulative guru. To his followers, Avadhoot Master King Ivanovich is a living god, a charismatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Buddhist stories
Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allio, Kirstin.
Buddhism for western children.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018029171
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirstin Allio
ISBN: 9781609385965 1609385969
OCLC Number: 1031202559
Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Iowa Review series in fiction.
Responsibility: Kirstin Allio.

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Set on the coast of Maine and in the high desert of New Mexico in the late 1970s through the early `80s, Buddhism for Western Children is a universal and timeless story of a boy who must escape  Read more...

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"An enigmatic and fervent read."--Kirkus Reviews "Buddhism for Western Children is insane. It's a weird, fun, and horrifying dream. Allio's sentences are stunning (e.g. Concerning the air: "It's so Read more...

 
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