Award-winning novel takes you on a fun, madcap medieval adventure with a gorgeous alchemist, teenage genius and a 600-year-old shrunken eggplant that speaks to whomever wears it. You’ll cross Europe with the Children’s Crusade, hijack a caravan in the Sahara Desert, touch the petrified body of Adam, and rediscover paradise on the island of Bahrain.
J.T. Gillett holds degrees in philosophy and journalism from the University of Oregon and studied at Naropa Institute’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
His accomplishments include meditating with Allen Ginsberg, chanting inside the Great Pyramid, climbing Mt. Shasta, marrying the woman of his dreams and raising two children who turned into amazing adults.
By day, he works as a writer and editor for a leading Global 2000 writing agency based in Ashland, Oregon and hikes the beautiful mountain trails on weekends. At night, he creates stories that combine reality with fantastic, peculiar characters and events–and sometimes he writes them down.
His stories and poems have appeared in a variety of Literary Journals since 1978, including City Lights Review 6 (1994), edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.