Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 PM
Richard Morais discusses Buddhaland Brooklyn with editor Phil Roosevelt
In 2010, Morais charmed readers and reviewers alike with his internationally bestselling novel The Hundred-Foot Journey, a deliciously described novel of food and culture which he launched here at Greenlight. Richard returns to the bookstore with his second novel, Buddhaland Brooklyn, in which he turns those same rich descriptive talents to the life of Buddhist priest Seido Oda, who journeys from his quiet, idyllic temple life in provincial Japan to the loud, urban chaos of Brooklyn, New York. Opening a temple for a motley congregation of eccentric New Yorkers, Seido’s initial culture shock gives way to a new understanding of home. Richard discusses the novel this evening with Phil Roosevelt, Deputy Managing Editor at Barron’s, where Richard is a contributing editor.