Martin is an eminent literary figure in America, author of
numerous biographies and a college professor. Questioning whether he had gotten too comfortable, in
a sort of rut, Martin set out on his own to explore the hidden
trails of Buddhism in China.
This book is his memoir of the journey from America to China,
from the golden streets of success to forest trails to forgotten
monasteries. Martin is an extraordinary literary talent and
readers will not be disappointed with a travel memoir that is by
turns meditative, adventurous (he is stranded on an island by an
opportunistic fisherman) and enlightening.