The Yoga of Max's Discontent

The Yoga of Max's Discontent

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Penguin Putnam
“A beautifully rendered epic journey . . . . The novel works on many levels and excels at them all.” —New York Journal of Books

In this captivating and surprising novel of spiritual discovery—a No. 1 bestseller in India—a young American travels to India and finds himself tested physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Max Pzoras is the poster child for the American Dream. The child of Greek immigrants who grew up in a dangerous New York housing project, he triumphed over his upbringing and became a successful Wall Street analyst. Yet on the frigid December night he’s involved in a violent street scuffle, Max begins to confront questions about suffering and mortality that have dogged him since his mother’s death.

His search takes him to the farthest reaches of India, where he encounters a mysterious night market, almost freezes to death on a hike up the Himalayas, and finds himself in an ashram in a drought-stricken village in South India. As Max seeks answers to questions that have bedeviled him—can yogis walk on water and live for 200 years without aging? Can a flesh-and-blood man ever achieve nirvana?—he struggles to overcome his skepticism and the pull of family tugging him home. In an ultimate bid for answers, he embarks on a dangerous solitary meditation in a freezing Himalayan cave, where his physical and spiritual endurance is put to its most extreme test.

By turns a gripping adventure story and a journey of tremendous inner transformation, The Yoga of Max's Discontent is a contemporary take on man's classic quest for transcendence.

Baker & Taylor
Successful Wall Street analyst Max Pzoras, the son of Greek immigrants, survives a violent street confrontation that prompts a visit to India, where he explores questions about suffering and mortality while testing his physical and spiritual endurance.

& Taylor

Escaping the dangerous New York housing project where he was raised by Greek immigrant parents to become a successful Wall Street analyst, Max survives a violent street confrontation that prompts a visit to India, where he explores longtime questions about suffering and mortality while experiencing regional spirituality. By the author of Johnny Gone Down.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781594634116
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAJAJ
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 26, 2017

It was great journey for yoga without insisting complicated theories. Max showed us for uniting to everyone's life - challenging, difficulties, pureness, etc. After reading this book, I have very refreshed my mind. Thank you!

Oct 01, 2016

Fascinating and appalling all at once - you will recognize Max within the first few pages. Magical, sure to be of interest to yoga practitioners as well as detractors!

Aug 27, 2016

I haven't read a book in a while...this one I read in 5-6 times over a short week....please consider reading it too,it will enlighten you <3


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