A young man from Chicago travels west where he is intercepted by Fred, a guru, on the banks of the Colorado River in Utah. Fred invites the young man to go on a journey. It begins with a soul quest in the Utah desert near Moab. He is introduced to Venus, a flesh-and-blood goddess who teaches him about the sensuous. Fred has the young man spend a summer at a small lake where he learns about fishing but more importantly about the real lives of ordinary people. There is also a stay with a cynical professor who holds strong views on the futility of communication. Finally Fred and the young man visit a Trappist monastery. This spiritual and bodily journey takes three years and results in transformation for the young man. Between each of the yearly experiences the young man goes on hiatus to Las Vegas and Phoenix. Eventually he finds his mission in life and his soul place and soul mate. Along the way he accumulates the wisdom of Fred in pithy sayings. Fred's wisdom, offbeat but profound, includes lessons for everyone.I sleep fitfully, dreaming, turning over, the ground hard under my sleeping bag and foam pad, my hip pressing against the ... I feel completely helpless and out of control; the printer just keeps on churning out the pages and the computer screen anbsp;...
|Title||:||Life According to Fred|
|Publisher||:||Trafford Publishing - 2010-08|