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Titre : THE HOLY MAN'S (SIGNED COPY)
Éditeur : Riverhead Books, New York
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First Edition, First Impression.
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 5900
Synopsis : In this sequel, Anna - recognised by the Holy Man as his successor - sets off with him to visit his former teacher. Joe's health is failing and Anna is concerned that the trip will be too much. But Joe knows exactly what he's doing. He uses the journey as a learning experience for Anna and as a spiritual cure for his corrupted mentor.
Critique: The Holy Man's Journey is a delightful pilgrim's tale set in the modern world. Written with wit and verve, it tells the story of Anna, a gentle- natured disciple, who, in the space of a week, moves from fear and doubt to joyful enlightenment. Her teacher is Joe, the holy man of the title and the wise and patient sage, who sees in Anna the successor he has long been seeking. As their relationship grows, Anna begins to assume the profound mantle of her teacher, while Joe watches with calm satisfaction as his uncertain pupil becomes evermore sure-footed. It's a wonderful relationship to see unfold. Author Susan Trott, shows uncanny insight into the nature of friendship as well as the interplay between pupil and teacher.
But The Holy Man's Journey isn't solely about Anna's progression towards enlightenment because Anna doesn't come alone to the holy man's door- -she is accompanied by her sceptical husband Errol and their two children, Jimmy and Melissa. They, too, have spiritual journeys to make, and in so doing they enrich and instruct both Anna's path towards wisdom and the holy man's quest for a successor. It's a charming read, and an uplifting one since it never veers into the sentimental or trite. Each of the bite-size chapters is a lesson in itself, with headings such as Conflict, Failure, Dreams, Love, and Awakening. Rather like Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, The Holy Man's Journey is essential reading for those who seek inspiration through the journeys of others.--Lucas LoBlack
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