Long Road to Dry River

Long Road to Dry River

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'D'you think you might've got the MS because you can't forgive your dad?'

That wasn't Jennifer Severn's doctor asking--or her psychologist. It was her lawyer, but it was a good question.

When Jen, aged 22, settled into a cab at Sydney Airport one rainy night in 1988, she'd taken pains to create a safe, sensible life for herself after an unhappy childhood. But that was about to take a turn. The driver was a follower of Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh, and the conversation that night set her on a new, dual existence--Jen the medical sales rep and Marga Sahi the Rajneesh disciple. Was it the strain of maintaining this double life that brought on an episode of visual disturbance--double vision, no less--in 1994?

Family dysfunction, inappropriate relationships, life as an 'Orange Person', a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis ... Jen bounced between Australia, India and Amsterdam before circumstances conspired to land her in Quaama, a small rural village on Dry River on the far south coast of New South Wales.

Will an unrestored 1840s shearer's cottage and a quirky rural community be her salvation?

Long Road to Dry River was shortlisted for the Finch Prize for Memoir in 2018.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 19mm | 354g
  • English
  • 1925786838
  • 9781925786835
  • 782,756

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