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The Yoga Teacher

The Yoga Teacher

(2008)
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Dissatisfied with her job as a pharmaceutical rep and struggling with the decline of her long-term relationship, Grace, a well-heeled Londoner, uses yoga class to unwind, reflect, and momentarily transcend her earthly dilemmas. While pitching her company's latest antidepressant to the disarming Dr. James, she is inspired by his plan to study Eastern medicine in Vietnam and decides to quit her job to become a yoga teacher.

After studying at the eccentric White Lotus Foundation in California, Grace returns to London, ready for her new life. But nothing could have prepared her for the motley crew of students she amasses--from the octogenarian industrialist desperate for distraction, the supermodel who indulges yogic aspirations when she tires of kabbalah, to the American film star who uses yoga classes to conceal a scandalous affair. Overwhelmed, Grace soon finds herself relying on her bi-continental correspondence with Dr. James for solace and inspiration, his words hovering above her London life like a sweet promise.

With an eye for the absurdity in every encounter, Alexandra Gray gently skewers our society's preference for a quick-fix nirvana in this chronicle of one woman's quest for love and meaning in a world numbed by materialism and psychotropic drugs.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
ISBN: 0-87113-986-3 / 978-0-87113-986-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
ISBN: 0-8021-7055-2 / 978-0-8021-7055-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
ISBN: 1-5226-6247-2 / 978-1-5226-6247-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Availability: Amazon CA   



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