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Motel Nirvana Dreaming in the New Age in the American Desert

McGrath, Melanie

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ISBN 10: 0002553538 / ISBN 13: 9780002553537
Edité par HarperCollins Publisher, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1995
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good, as New Light Brown, Hard Cover Cloth
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In mint condition Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 501264

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Titre : Motel Nirvana Dreaming in the New Age in the...

Éditeur : HarperCollins Publisher, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Light Brown, Hard Cover Cloth

Etat du livre :Very Good, as New

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good, as New

Edition : First Edition.

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A book about the New Age movement and its American heartland. It concerns the author's travels around the south-western United States of Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, and her encounters with some of that region's most unusual communities and individuals.

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A 30-year-old British woman travels around the southwestern United States, the focal point of the New Age movement and a desert landscape where "someone you can rely upon to have an opinion about soap opera or McDonald's turns out to have seen angels in her backyard and the man who sells you a cup of coffee thinks himself a reincarnation of Nefertiti." McGrath struggles to maintain a sense of ironic amusement as she encounters an assortment of eccentric folks, from a pudgy, sexually confused "angel" to a "convergence" of people who have achieved immortality--or claim to, at any rate--by deciding that they don't feel like dying. American readers may find some difficulty warming up to McGrath's British prose style, but the humor and insight in Motel Nirvana are well worth the effort. --Ron Hogan

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