Utopian Dreams

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Faber & Faber, Limited, Jan 3, 2008 - Communal living - 220 pages
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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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User Review  - coolmama - LibraryThing

I had high hopes for this book, about a man who takes his young family to live in 5 different "intentional" communities. However, his writing style just bugged me. Also, out of the 5 he chose, 3 were heavily Christian communities, which bothered me. Did not like this book. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Tobias Jones studied at Jesus College, Oxford. He was on the staff of the London Review of Books and the Independent on Sunday before moving to Parma in 1999. Since the publication of The Dark Heart of Italy he has written and presented two TV series for Rai 3: Ricchi d'Italia and Cervelli d'Italia.

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