Sins of My Father

£9.99

When Lily Dunn was just six years old, her father left the family home to follow his guru to India, trading domestic life for clothes dyed in oranges and reds and the promise of enlightenment with the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Since then he has been a mystery to her. She grew up enthralled by the image of him; effervescent, ambitious and elusive, a writer, publisher and entrepreneur, a man who would appear with gifts from faraway places, and with whom she spent the long, hot summers of her teenage years in Italy, in the company of his wild and wealthy friends. Yet he was also a compulsive liar, a delinquent, a man who abandoned his responsibilities in a pursuit of transcendence that took him from sex addiction, via the Rajneesh cult, to a relentless chase of money, which ended in ruin and finally addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.

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‘An extraordinary story’ CLOVER STROUD
‘Astonishing and valuable’ THE SPECTATOR
‘Beautifully written’ DAILY MAIL
‘Intensely gripping . . . as brutal and funny as it is raw and candid’ VIV GROSKOP
‘As vivid an account of addiction as I can remember reading’ GUARDIAN
‘Will resonate with anyone who has loved a difficult parent and spent a lifetime trying to work them out’ ALI MILLAR

When Lily Dunn was six years old, her father left for India to join the cult of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She grew up enthralled by the myth of him – a brilliant, charismatic writer and entrepreneur who would appear with gifts from faraway places. Yet he was also a compulsive liar whose pursuit of transcendence took him from sex addiction, via the Rajneesh cult, to a relentless chase of money, which ended in ruin and finally addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. A daughter’s investigation into a father who was always out of reach, Sins of My Father is a gripping detective story that asks how much we can forgive of those we love.

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Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 19.4 × 12.8 × 2.6 cm
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