Books by Mark Frutkin

INVADING TIBET by Mark Frutkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"The plotlines don't quite mesh, making for a jerky read; but Frutkin's prose is smooth, and his rare attempt to evoke Buddhist ideas through fiction creates, at times, a palpable sense of cosmic mystery."
The title of Frutkin's venturesome, occasionally awkward first novel is literal as well as ironic: For Edmund Candler, a reporter traveling with a 1904 British expedition into Tibet, finds that it's actually Tibet and its Buddhist ethos that invade him—just as they do Candler's great-great-nephew Alec, who researches Candler's story 80 years later. Read full book review >