The road to spiritual redemption in the ashrams of India is much trod by Westerners. It rarely ends well. Miles Allinson’s much anticipated follow-up to his award-winning Fever of Animals, In Moonland, spans three generations as a son tries to uncover the truth behind his father’s apparent suicide. His investigations lead him to the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. In Liam Pieper’s Sweetness and Light, an American woman seeks enlightenment at a cultish ashram but is brought undone when she meets a shyster Australian.
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Miles Allinson is a writer and an artist, and the author of the multi award-winning novel Fever of Animals. His new novel is In Moonland. He lives in Melbourne.
Liam Pieper is an author and journalist. His first book, the memoir The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, was shortlisted for awards including the National Biography Award, and his first novel, The Toymaker, received the 2016 Christina Stead Fiction Award. Liam’s most recent book is Sweetness and Light.
Karen Wyld is a writer living on the south coast of Adelaide. She’s a descendant of the Martu people of WA. Her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls, won the 2020 Dorothy Hewitt Award. She is the author of Heroes, Rebels and Innovators, an illustrated non-fiction book for children.