Praise for Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael
“Wonderfully earnest and engaging. Think of Robert Persig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance or B.F. Skinner in Walden Two.”
– Los Angeles Time Book Review
“A thoughtful, fearlessly low-key novel about the role of our species on the planet”
laid out for us with an originality and an clarity that few would deny.”
– The New York Times Book Review
“Deserves high marks as a serious–and all too rare–effort that is unflinchingly
engaged with fundamental life-and-death concerns.”
– The Atlanta Constitution Journal
Daniel Quinn’s novel Ishmael is one of today’s most beloved novels of spiritual adventure. Winner of the half-million dollar Turner Tomorrow Award, the book has become a backlist bestseller and garnered rave reviews. “From now on,” wrote Jim Britell in the Whole Earth Review, “I will divide the books I have read into two categories–the ones I read before Ishmael and those read after.” Thousands of readers have responded to this unique and captivating story of a man who enters into a dialogue with a full-grown gorilla about humanity’s place in nature. Now Daniel Quinn follows Ishmael with another story of a spiritual quest–this time his own–in PROVIDENCE: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest.
From the Trade Paperback edition.