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"Utopian Dreams" offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real world' - which is making him emptier and angrier by the day - and seek out the alternatives to modern manners and morality. Instead of cynicism, loneliness and depression, is it possible to be idealistic, to find belonging and companionship with others who share your sadness, or even, perhaps, your happiness? With his wife and baby in tow, Jones spends a year with spritualists, time-travellers, reformed drug addicts and Quakers, producing a fascinating exploration of the meaning of community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571223817
ISBN-10: 0571223818
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 125mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tobias Jones

Tobias Jones was born in Somerset in 1972, and has worked at the LRB and as a staff writer for the Independent on Sunday. In 1999 he emigrated to Italy, from where he has worked as a freelance journalist, writing for publications including Wallpaper, Prospect, Vogue and the Guardian.

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