Published: Aug. 03, 2012
Words: 57,784 (approximate)
In this engaging memoir, a homeless American artist flees New York to backpack across India. Armed with a wry sense of humor and boundless curiosity, he crisscrosses a dazzling, fragile, complicated country. Alternately joyous and wistful, "Lost Among The Marigolds" describes an unforgettable journey, an amazing land, and the wondrous complexities of the human condition.
In this engaging memoir, a homeless American artist flees New York to backpack across India. Armed with a wry sense of humor and boundless curiosity, he crisscrosses a dazzling, fragile, complicated country. Alternately joyous and wistful, "Lost Among The Marigolds" describes an unforgettable journey, an amazing landscape, and the wondrous complexities of the human condition. Travel with the author through the thrilling chaos of Mumbai and the burning ghats of Varanasi, from the monkey-ridden temples of Jaipur to the colorful slums of Kolkata.
Corey Michael Smithson is a multi-media artist currently living in Brooklyn. His work explores various dimensions of queerness, identity, gender, eroticism, self-expression, biology, history, beauty, shock, fear, and love. He has dedicated his life to the service of art.
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on March 06, 2013 :
Simply the best book about travelling through India (or really any place) that I have EVER read. Mr. Smithson takes you there holding your hand and heart through these reverent (and irreverent) experiences. This should be a movie. Honest...Witty...Engaging!
(reviewed long after purchase)