bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited
tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe.
Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird
novels—including Still Life with
Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume,
and Fierce Invalids Home from Hot
Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination.
Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical
undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to
natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of
beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.
In Tibetan Peach Pie,
Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together
stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his
globetrotting adventures—told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and
sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins
would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force
weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic–turned–psychedelic-journeyman, a
world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely,
magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.
Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the
Great Depression, the West Coast during the 1960s psychedelic revolution,
international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New
York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted
comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into
the private world of a literary legend. Download and start listening now!