Winner of the 2018 Landmark Prize for Fiction
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.
Waking up at Rembrandt's
Maggie is a discouraged lawyer, Dillon, a heart-broken vagabond, and Phillip, a frustrated writer. Their stories are told by the mysterious Jillian, part purveyor of spirits and part spiritual guru.
Inside the walls of cafe rembrandt, where whipping fresh cream is an act of poetry and pouring a drink an act of faith, we fall under Jillian’s spell. With a voice that is lyrical and immediate, she artfully trails her Ariadne thread to lead her devotees back into the light.
Waking Up at Rembrandt’s is a fresh take on the tale of awakenings. It celebrates the sensual, as well as the spiritual, effortlessly bridging the two worlds.