In his early thirties, Justin Alexander Shetler quit his job and traveled around the world, while also documenting his travels on Instagram. In 2016, he made his way to the Parvati Valley, a remote and rugged corner of the Indian Himalayas steeped in mystical tradition. Accompanied by a sadhu (Indian holy man), he set off on a spiritual journey to a holy lake—a journey from which he would never return. Telling Shetler's story, Harley Rustad also questions what it can tell us about the ways we all seek fulfillment.
"Rustad draws readers into a tale of adventure and tragedy that, despite its dark outcome, is illuminated with a remarkable sense of humanity." —Publishers Weekly