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“I’ve been waiting for someone to write a contemporary ‘quest for enlightenment’ novel, but I didn’t expect it to be this good.”—David R. Loy, author of A New Buddhist Path

MAYA

A Novel

C. W. Huntington Jr.

It is 1975 and India is in turmoil. American Stanley Harrington arrives to study Sanskrit philosophy and escape his failing marriage. When he finds himself witness to a violent accident, he begins to question his grip on reality.

Maya introduces us to an entertaining cast of hippies, expats, and Indians of all walks of life. From a hermit hiding in the Himalayan jungle since the days of the British Raj, to an accountant at the Bank of India with a passion for Sanskrit poetry, to the last in a line of brahman scholars, Stanley’s path ultimately leads him to a Tibetan yogi, who enlists the American’s help in translating a mysterious ancient text.

Maya, literally “illusion,” is an extended meditation on the unraveling of identity. Filled with rich observations and arresting reflections, it mines the porous border between memory and imagination.

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book information
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614291985
  • ebook
  • 328 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614292159
about the author
Maya

C. W. Huntington Jr. translates and interprets classical Sanskrit and Tibetan texts and is a professor at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He is the author The Emptiness of Emptiness.
Author photo by Malcolm Moore.

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