Motel Nirvana: Dreaming of the New Age in the American Desert

3.36 avg rating
( 25 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780002553537: Motel Nirvana: Dreaming of the New Age in the American Desert

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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

About 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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Melanie McGrath
Published by Scarborough, ON, Canada: HarperCollins Canada, Limited (1995)
ISBN 10: 0002553538 ISBN 13: 9780002553537
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
bainebridge booksellers
(bronx, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

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

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Melanie McGrath
Published by Harper Collins
ISBN 10: 0002553538 ISBN 13: 9780002553537
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
zeebooks
(Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0002553538 Book is new and unused but has acquired page toning (yellowing) over the years. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1020641

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Melanie McGrath
Published by Harper Collins 1995-01-01 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0002553538 ISBN 13: 9780002553537
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins 1995-01-01, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0002553538 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0002553538

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Melanie McGrath
Published by Harper Collins (1995)
ISBN 10: 0002553538 ISBN 13: 9780002553537
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002553538

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Melanie McGrath
Published by Harper Collins (1995)
ISBN 10: 0002553538 ISBN 13: 9780002553537
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-131-83-4732004

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 94.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds