Buddhaland Brooklyn

By Richard C. Morais
(Scribner, Paperback, 9781451669237, 256pp.)

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Seido Oda spent his boyhood in a small mountainside village in rural Japan. When his parents hand him over to the monks at the nearby Buddhist monastery, he devotes himself to painting, poetry, and prayer

About the Author

Richard C. Morais was a senior editor at Forbes and the magazine‚Äôs longest serving foreign correspondent. An American raised in Switzerland, Morais has lived most of his life overseas, returning to the United States in 2003. His debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey was published in 2010.

Praise For Buddhaland Brooklyn

‚eoeBuddhaland Brooklyn is a rare gem of a novel in that it is rich with both fabulous description and a juicy plot.‚e

"The world Morais creates is quirky and enchanting. His recurring rumination on the meaning of enlightenment and acceptance is worth savoring."

"Readers who follow Morais's lyrical narrative will find spiritual redemption of their own in his search for the paradisiacal Buddhaland. A vivid portrait of faith lost and found through the eyes of a Japanese Buddhist monk in America."

"Morais has struck gold with this novel, which is simultaneously funny, sad, and enlightening."

‚eoeIn exquisite prose, Buddhaland Brooklyn illuminates the hearts of†wholly different cultures ‚e" an isolated Buddhist monastery; bustling New York - and also the universal truths of human life. Reverend Seido Oda‚e(TM)s journey from shut-down, haughty priest to compassionate religious leader is a profoundly moving one making for a complex, beautiful book that lingers in the imagination long after the last line is read.‚e

†--Robin Black, author of If I loved you, I would tell you this

‚eoe[Morais] has a definite talent for evoking a place ‚e" his descriptions of Japan in Buddhaland Brooklyn resonate like watercolors painted on silk panels. The secondary characters are fully realized and the journey to enlightenment is full of entertaining detours.‚e

"A delightful and insightful fish-out-of water tale.‚e

‚eoeA charming and touching tale of discovery‚e¶ certain to be appreciated by those who enjoy reading about the human condition.‚e

‚eoeEloquent, unique, funny, tender, sad, and pristine in its delivery.‚e ‚e"

‚eoeEloquent, unique, funny, tender, sad, and pristine in its delivery.‚e ‚e"

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