In Moonland author Miles Allinson: ‘We are so desperate for something other than what we’ve got’

From the spiritual appeal of cults to lost family members, the Melbourne author’s second novel taps into the mysteries that haunt us

The line between a utopia and hell can be fine. Just ask anyone who’s become enamoured by a cult, only to realise too late that they cannot escape.

, In Moonland author Miles Allinson: ‘We are so desperate for something other than what we’ve got’, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

This tension makes for a compelling story. Miles Allinson, 40, is not the first contemporary writer to be drawn into the story of the famous and controversial Indian mystic, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as Osho) and his followers, the Rajneeshees. The magnetism of Osho and the promise of utopia at his Indian commune are at the core of Allinson’s second novel, In Moonland.

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