The Adventures of Mr Marigold

The Adventures of Mr Marigold

a novel by Michael Tobias

Paperback Book, 828 pages, $ 30
Kindle Ebook, $ 9.99
16 March 2016
ISBN: 9780927379205

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Zorba Press has published the paperback and Kindle ebook editions of a modern classic, The Adventures of Mr Marigold, a novel by Michael Charles Tobias. The Kindle ebook edition (only USD $ 9.99) can be read on desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, and on smartphones, with the free Kindle reading app.

Somewhere in New Mexico, a middle-aged hermit who has rarely left the confines of his dusty library or moth-eaten pajamas, is about to embark upon a fantastic odyssey, exactly 400 years after the first edition of Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

In this colossal tragicomic epic of 625,000 words, Michael Charles Tobias (via his idealistic hero Murillo Marigold and Marigold’s terrestrial sidekick, Sannazaro) meditates on everything that matters: poetry, art, philosophy, alternative technologies, the ecological sciences, extinction, environmental ethics, human wrongs, animal rights, sustainable living, and utopia, past and future. And what style! Page upon page of inspired prose, evanescent poetics, incendiary ideals, polymathic puns and sobering truths, from a mind on fire that sees every moment and encounter as fodder for a grin, holy, and unique. The heart of the book is the author’s deeply personal and sublime vision: the sacredness of all living beings, the reverence for life, the passionate commitment to social and environmental change. This enormous, challenging beatific masterwork reminds us who we are and points the way to a “new nature”; to what the new world could one day be. 
The Adventures of Mr Marigold is a modern and perennial classic — entertaining beyond all description, nourishing, revolutionary, and profoundly wise. A Utopian Opera based upon the novel is in the works.

Praise for Mr Marigold

About the Author, Michael Tobias

Michael Charles Tobias is the author of more than 50 books, many hundreds of essays, and the writer, director, and/or producer of some 170 films. He is probably best known for his novel, The Adventures of Mr Marigold. Tobias lives with his life-long partner and wife, the prolific ecologist, explorer, author, filmmaker, photographer, musician and philanthropist, Jane Gray Morrison, whose own many books and films — all in collaboration with Tobias — include such works as God’s Country: The New Zealand Factor, “A Day in the Life of Ireland,” “Antarctica: The Last Continent,” the ten-hour dramatic miniseries, “Voice of the Planet,” Donkey: The Mystique of Equus Asinus, the PBS feature film trilogy, “Mad Cowboy,” “No Vacancy,” and “Hotspots,” the coffee table work, Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence, Why Life Matters: Fifty Ecosystems of the Heart & Mind, The Metaphysics of Protection, and – as Goodwill Ambassador to Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park — the film “Yasuní — A Meditation on Life” that premiered at the United Nations Rio+20 Summit.