Tom Robbins is an American institution. For over forty years, his warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels such as EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES , have entranced readers the world over. Madcap but sincere, and pulsing with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, these irreverent classics have taken millions of readers on a joyride across the frontier of Tom Robbins’s singular mind, where natural born hitch-hiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads roam free.
In TIBETAN PEACH PIE: A TRUE ACCOUNT OF AN IMAGINATIVE LIFE Robbins turns that unparalleled imagination on a subject he’s never written about before: himself. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would later become a poet-interruptus, drafted into the Korean War, serving as a meteorologist before becoming an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman who would find his voice as a writer in a review of a Doors concert (a review in which he described the band’s style as “early cunnilingual, late patricidal, lunchtime in the Everglades”), on the way to becoming a world-famous novelist and counter-culture hero--a series of events as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those in the lives of the characters his quixotic novels chart with glee.
Written with the same blend of big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention as his unforgettable novels, TIBETAN PEACH PIE is an unparalleled peek into the life--and mind--of a true American legend.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 06 / 2014
- 135 x 230mm