Buddhaland Brooklyn

by Richard C. Morais

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Buddhaland Brooklyn Synopsis

As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn's Little Calabria. There Oda is confronted with an uphill struggle to get to understand the ways of his new host country, and finds his patience and beliefs tested by a motley crew of misguided American Buddhists - a shock which will enable him to come to terms with painful memories of his past and finally experience that sense of belonging he has always sought.

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ISBN: 9781846883101
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846883101
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Richard C. Morais
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Richard C. Morais

Richard C. Morais's debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, is the international best-seller that has sold in 21 territories around the world. His first book, an unauthorized biography of Pierre Cardin, was published by Bantam Press in 1991 to critical acclaim. He currently lives in New York, where he is also the editor of Barron's Penta, a quarterly magazine and website offering insights and advice to affluent families. An American born in Lisbon and raised in Zurich, Morais lived in London for 17 years, where he served as Forbes magazine's European Bureau Chief. His second novel Buddhaland Brooklyn is also published by Alma Books.

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