Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

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Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan's powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all.

Summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on walkabout, the woman makes a four-month-long journey and learns how they thrive in natural harmony with the plants and animals that exist in the rugged lands of Australia's bush. From the first day of her adventure, Morgan is challenged by the physical requirements of the journey—she faces daily tests of her endurance, challenges that ultimately contribute to her personal transformation.

By traveling with this extraordinary community, Morgan becomes a witness to their essential way of being in a world based on the ancient wisdom and philosophy of a culture that is more than 50,000 years old.


About Marlo Morgan

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Marlo Morgan is a retired health-care professional. She lives in Lee Summit, Missouri. Her first novel, Mutant Message Down Under, was a New York Times bestseller for thirty-one weeks and was published in twenty-four countries.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Morgan's originally self-published fictional account of her trek with Aborigines in Australia's outback has already sold over 370,000 copies.

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Morgan's much-hyped first novel, a fictionalized account of a ``walkabout'' she took in the Outback with a group of Aborigines, gains from the use of authentic detail, although the storytelling is hindered by the author's heavy New Age agenda and incessant cultural proselytizing.

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HarperCollins, which paid a reported $1.7 million for the rights to republish the work—now a best-seller—calls it fiction.) For a mutant (someone who "has lost or closed off ancient remembering and universal truths"), Morgan quickly adjusts to her no-frills world.

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