Auckland · Rubedo Press · 2015
Softcover | 5 x 8 | B&W | 378 pp.
Price listed in New Zealand Dollars.
Approximate price in other currencies:
GBP £15.00 | EU: € 17.00 | USD $19.00
The Hermit: Enlightenment from the Gutter
By Gabriel D. Roberts
THE HERMIT is a tale of enlightenment from the gutter, of a man being torn apart by his own personal revolution. In the spirit of Jack Keroac’s On the Road and Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, THE HERMIT is a harrowing journey into living magic—the search for the divine through the crucible of raw existence. From the Humboldt Hills to the Badlands of the Dakotas, Gabriel D. Roberts charts the treacherous pathways between homelessness, heartbreak, and heroism.
With my eyes closed and the sun beating through my eyelids, the red glow of sunlight fell like love upon me and filled me from head to toe with spectral warmth that perhaps only the womb had given me before. A plural telepathic voice, quiet and feminine, spoke to me: “Gabriel, we told you to come to the wilderness and gave you this hunger so that you would come. If we had not given you the call and the hunger, you would not have ever gotten where you want to be, where you are destined to be. Do you understand?”
“Gabriel D Roberts is a writer to watch”
“Roberts spiritually disembowels himself in The Hermit
to remind us what living with guts looks like”.
Metapsychosis, Reality Sandwich
“Shocking, yet funny; the deepest truths in a fart joke”.
—GABRIEL D ROBERTS—
About the author
Gabriel Dean Roberts is a filmmaker and writer whose work often takes an unfiltered, personal look at human experiences from the mundane to the sublime, weaving through the interstices of culture and consciousness, revealing the complex tapestry of our world. He is the author of four books and possesses a Master of Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of Washington.