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All the Fishes Come Home to Roost An American Misfit in India (SIGNED)

Brown, Rachel Manija

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ISBN 10: 1594861390 / ISBN 13: 9781594861390
Published by Rodale Books, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED on title page by Rachel Manija Brown. No inscriptions. Tight, clean and crisp. The book appears unread and looks New. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. Protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 1.4 x 8.5 x 5.8 Inches; 352 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 16848

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Title: All the Fishes Come Home to Roost An ...

Publisher: Rodale Books

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In the bestselling tradition of Running with Scissors and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - a hilarious, affecting memoir of the author's upbringing in an ashram in India.

In 1980, when she was seven, the author's parents, 60s-holdover hippies, leave California for an ashram in a cobra-ridden, drought stricken spot in India. Rachel is the only foreign child in a hundred-mile radius.

The ashram is devoted to Meher Baba, best known as the guru to Pete Townsend and thus for having inspired some songs by the Who, for having kept a lifelong vow of silence, and for having coined the slogan, "Don't worry, be happy."

Cavorting through these pages are some wonderfully eccentric characters - including a holy madman permanently doubled over from years of stooping to collect invisible objects; a senile librarian who nightly sings scales outside Rachel's window, only with grunts instead of notes; and a middle-aged male virgin who begs Rachel to critique his epic spiritual poems. Somehow, Rachel manages to keep her wits and humor about her when everyone else seems to have lost touch with reality. Astutely observed and laugh-out-loud funny, this astonishing debut memoir marks the arrival of a major new literary talent.

About the Author:

Rachel Manija Brown, after returning to America, became the youngest person ever to receive an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. She has written for television, worked in TV/film development for the Jim Henson Company, and has won awards for playwriting, comedy writing, and literary criticism. Her play, Driving Past, ws produced Off-Broadway. This is her first book. She lives in Los Angeles.

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