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 HoganAbout the Author:
Melanie McGrath is the author of the highly acclaimed 'Motel Nirvana', which won the 1996 John Llewellyn Rhys 'Mail on Sunday' prize for the best new British writer under 35, and the bestselling 'Silvertown'. 'Hopping' is her fifth book. She lives and works in London.
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Book Description Scarborough, ON, Canada: HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8065730137
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