Winner of 7 awards, including the 2018 Landmark Prize for Fiction, a Silver Nautilus Award, and Best New Fiction at the 2019 American Fiction Awards.
Two men, three realms, one goal: to find the heart of the world.
Painted Oxen is a novel of transcendence, one that not only invites its readers into its story, but somehow enmeshes them in its alchemy, leaving them changed in unexpected ways at its journey’s end.
Bridging the worlds of ancient Tibet and modern day India, Painted Oxen weaves a tale of two men — one young, one old — on parallel journeys.
Their separate-but-connected pilgrimages are equal parts internal and external.