By Tom Robbins
Across the world bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins supplies the lengthy awaited story of his wild existence and occasions, either at domestic and round the globe.
Tom Robbins’ hot, clever, and fantastically bizarre novels—including nonetheless existence With Woodpecker, Jitterbug body spray, and Fierce Invalids domestic From sizzling Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular mind's eye. Madcap yet honest, pulsating with robust social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have brought numerous readers to traditional born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and tricky redheads.
In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that exceptional literary sensibility inward, sewing jointly tales of his unconventional lifestyles, from his Appalachian formative years to his globetrotting adventures —told in his detailed voice that mixes the candy and sly, the religious and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins might develop into over the process part a century a poet-interruptus, an air strength weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, best a lifestyles as not likely, magical, and peculiar as these of his quixotic characters.
Robbins bargains intimate snapshots of Appalachia through the nice melancholy, the West Coast in the course of the Sixties psychedelic revolution, overseas roving prior to fatherland safety monitored our travels, and ny publishing while it nonetheless trusted timber. Written with the big-hearted comedy and enthralling linguistic invention for which he's recognized, Tibetan Peach Pie is a call for participation into the non-public international of a literary legend.
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Aunt Ivy, another of my grandfather's daughters, worked at Player's factory, and being unmarried had a boyfriend called Ernest Guyler, who was to die of tuberculosis. A tall, thin, sprucely dressed man, he used to come up the lane to call on her. The first love of my life was the fair and stately Queen Alexandra, whose picture was on a card Ernest gave me from his cigarette packet before walking with Ivy towards the wood. Ivy, and her sister Emily, who was also unmarried, ~·ould occasionally take down the long tin bath and set it under a plane tree between the back door and the coal house.
A tall, thin, sprucely dressed man, he used to come up the lane to call on her. The first love of my life was the fair and stately Queen Alexandra, whose picture was on a card Ernest gave me from his cigarette packet before walking with Ivy towards the wood. Ivy, and her sister Emily, who was also unmarried, ~·ould occasionally take down the long tin bath and set it under a plane tree between the back door and the coal house. Showing reluctance- to say the least - with regard to water, even after they had pulled my clothes off, I wriggled out of their grasp and ran away .
Such speculations must have tormented him for the rest of his life, though with diminishing force, for I believe that in happier moods he was certain enough that we were all his. And yet the episode seemed to have broken his spirit, in that he tried harder to get work. The fights at home did not decrease, however, because there was never enough money for cigarettes, and my mother still went out now and again with her sister. In the first ten years my father was employed for a total of just over six months.
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins