All The Fishes Come Home To Roost: An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija BrownAll The Fishes Come Home To Roost: An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija Brown

All The Fishes Come Home To Roost: An American Misfit in India

byRachel Manija Brown

Paperback | October 17, 2006

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When she was seven, Rachel Manija Brown's parents, post-60s hippies, uprooted her from her native California and moved to an ashram in a cobra-ridden, drought-stricken spot in India. Cavorting through these pages are some wonderfully eccentric characters: the ashram head, Meher Baba, best known as the guru to Pete Townshend of The Who; the librarian, who grunts and howls nightly outside Rachel's window; a holy madman, who shuffles about collecting invisible objects; a middle-aged male virgin, who begs Rachel to critique his epic spiritual poems; and a delusional Russian who arrives at the ashram proclaiming he is Meher Baba reincarnated.

Astutely observed and laugh-out-loud funny, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost is an astonishing debut memoir-now available in paperback-and the arrival of a major new literary talent. The hardcover edition was named a Book Sense Pick and was selected as a Book of the Week by BN.com's Book Club.

RACHEL MANIJA BROWN, after returning from India, became the youngest person ever to receive an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. She has written for television, worked in TV/film development for the Jim Henson Company, and has won awards for playwriting, comedy writing, and literary criticism. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:All The Fishes Come Home To Roost: An American Misfit in IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.38 × 4.91 × 0.9 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:Rodale BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1594865264

ISBN - 13:9781594865268

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Editorial Reviews

"Reads like a novel and lingers in the mind." -Kirkus review

"Like David Sedaris . . . Brown allows the reader to laugh and wince at the same time." -Library Journal review

"One of the fall's most promising memoirs" -USA Today

"Horrific childhood: check. Searing, indelible prose: check. Comparisons to Augusten Burroughs' Running with Scissors: check (and they're richly deserved). Grade: A" -Entertainment Weekly