This novel is the story of a mushroom, transformed from Central America’s “flesh of the gods” to the psychedelic candy of the West. The story of an astonishing “discoverer” banker, Gordon Wasson, and his wife, the no less singular Russian paediatrician Valentina Wasson. Above all, it is the story of María Sabina, priestess of the sacred mushrooms, guardian of an ancestral secret that she ended up revealing to the world despite herself.
France (at auctions)
Unique and powerful author’s choice of narrative style.