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Angels & Aliens: A Journey West

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Angels & Aliens is Mary Morris's long-awaited memoir, confirming her status as a master of the genre.

In Angels & Aliens, Mary Morris once again explores her experiences as a woman on the road, this time as a single parent, wandering with her daughter through Southern California and struggling to make it on her own. Posing as a believer, Morris infiltrates New Age groups, flies as an angel through the Crystal Cathedral, and becomes a member of the earth-based unit of the Ashtar command.

As her relationship with her baby's father unravels and she is confronted with personal and financial setbacks, Morris tries to understand how other people cope with their lives, and places these systems of coping withing the broader context of American culture.

Written with humor and hope, this travel memoir is both a life-affirming story of one woman's journey through the emotional terrain of the heart, and a clear-eyed journalist's account of the true nature of California as a state of exodus, home to sun seekers, spiritual believers, and cults. Combining her gift as a story teller, which is apparent in her fiction, and the powerful sense of place she brings to her nonfiction, Morris gives us a traveler's tale for the millennium when there's no place to go but up.

Synopsis:

In Angels & Aliens, Mary Morris once again sets out on the road, this time as a single parent, wandering with her baby daughter through Southern California. Posing as a believer, Morris infiltrates New Age groups, flies as an angel through the Crystal Cathedral, and becomes a member of the earth-based unit of the Ashtar command. Combining her gift as a story teller, which is apparent in her fiction, and the powerful sense of place she brings to her nonfiction, Morris gives us a traveler's tale for the millennium when there's no place to go but up.

About the Author

Angel's and Aliens is Mary Morris's moving memoir about her year living in California after the birth of her daughter, and end of her relationship with the baby's father. This is Mary Morris's long-awaited non-fiction book written with the style and forcefulness of Nothing to Declare.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312199494
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Morris, Mary
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Women novelists, American
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Single mothers
Subject:
California Description and travel.
Subject:
Single mothers -- California -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20000201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.57x5.77x.98 in. .96 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Women

Angels & Aliens: A Journey West
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Product details 272 pages Picador USA - English 9780312199494 Reviews:
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In Angels & Aliens, Mary Morris once again sets out on the road, this time as a single parent, wandering with her baby daughter through Southern California. Posing as a believer, Morris infiltrates New Age groups, flies as an angel through the Crystal Cathedral, and becomes a member of the earth-based unit of the Ashtar command. Combining her gift as a story teller, which is apparent in her fiction, and the powerful sense of place she brings to her nonfiction, Morris gives us a traveler's tale for the millennium when there's no place to go but up.

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