Critically acclaimed author Galaxy Craze once again takes us into the lives of Lucy, May, and Eden from By the Shore, in an emotional follow-up that examines how neglecting what you have, in search of something better, can cause you to lose it all.
Lucy has always had a volatile marriage, one marked with frequent splits and reconciliations. So when she gathers up her two young children, May and Eden, and walks out on her husband, no one expects it will be for good. Until she flees England for America.
In the serene, sunbathed California landscape--a far cry from life in London--Lucy, May, and Eden begin to believe that this strange new country might offer them a chance to reconnect with each other. But when they settle in the Parvati Ashram, what first seemed idyllic threatens to sever their already tenuous family ties.
Like most outsiders, May sees their new world as a cult, but in her mother's eyes it is a place of healing and salvation. As Lucy is taken deeper into the confidence of their religious leader, Parvati, May's initial defenses and doubts about the ashram are slowly broken down by the bond she forms with the sensual and manipulative proselyte, Sati. Thoughts of England slowly begin to disappear as they settle into their new reality, where blind faith challenges human instinct and decency, forcing both Lucy and May to decide where their loyalties lie, and if a harsh, less-than-perfect but real life is better than a vacuous ideal.
With Tiger, Tiger, Galaxy Craze looks human desperation, hope, and resolve square in the eyes and proves that true completeness and understanding does not come from the outside, but from within.
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July 01, 2008
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