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Buddhism for western children, Kirstin Allio

Label
Buddhism for western children
Title
Buddhism for western children
Statement of responsibility
Kirstin Allio
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set on the coast of Maine and in the high desert of New Mexico, Buddhism for Western Children is a universal and timeless story of a boy who must escape subjugation, tell his story, and reclaim his soul. In search of community and transcendence, ten-year-old Daniel's family is swept into the thrall of a potent and manipulative guru. To his followers, Avadhoot Master King Ivanovich is a living god, a charismatic leader who may reveal enlightenment as he mesmerizes, and alchemizes, Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Daniel's family plunges into a world with different rules and rhythms--and with no apparent exit. They join other devotees in shunning the outside world, and fall under the absolutist authority of the guru and his lieutenants. Daniel bears witness to the relentless competition for the guru's favor, even as he begins to recognize the perversion of his spirituality. Soon, Daniel himself is chosen to play a role. As tensions simmer and roil, darkness intrudes. Devotees overstep, placing even the children in jeopardy. Daniel struggles with conflicting desires to resist and to belong, until finally he must decide who to save and who to abandon. With spiraling, spellbinding language, Allio reveals a cast of vivid, often darkly funny characters, and propels us toward a shocking climax where Daniel?s story cracks open like a kaleidoscope, revealing the costs of submitting to a tyrant and the shimmering resilience of the human spirit."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allio, Kirstin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ1032
LC item number
.A45 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Iowa Review series in fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist stories
  • Cults
  • Families
  • Maine
  • New Mexico
  • Buddhist stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Buddhism for western children, Kirstin Allio
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031202559
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781609385965
Lccn
2018010061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031202559
Label
Buddhism for western children, Kirstin Allio
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031202559
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781609385965
Lccn
2018010061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031202559

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