Written in 2003 while in the process of rebuilding following an emotional and physical crisis and published in 2009, Under Dark Stars is a literary accomplishment of tremendous significance when considering the evolution of Satsvarupa Maharaja’s body of work. As he describes it, this is a novel without a plot but which nonetheless tells a complex story of a constellation of characters each finding their way through the challenges of life as part of larger narrative of the spiritual quest.
I have been eager to promote this work at this time because in the midst of publishing Satsvarupa Maharaja’s experimental writing in the Every Day, Just Write retrospective, this is the perfect moment to re-introduce a similarly experimental text.
This is a story that is told through a narrative expressed in a variety of genres, such that Satsvarupa Maharaja himself has described this book as a “genre-bender” and indeed it is! This is a demanding work that calls for several readings precisely to navigate the intertwined themes and modes of expression.
With a number of copies still available, now is an excellent time to undertake this literary adventure within a text that is both exuberant and contemplative, a text that calls for serious reflection and joyful hand-clapping.
To order a copy, please mail a check or money order made out to “GN Press” to:
Satsvarupa dasa Goswami
P.O. Box 233
Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174
Mail Order, $12 (including shipping)
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