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With The Buddha of Queen's Park, Peter Black shares an enriching tale of an Englishman, Ritchie, as he seeks his path to Enlightenment. Ritchie partakes a challenged journey as an unemployed man. With the woes of a no income, jobcentre misadventures, the lack of steady female companionship, the fluctuations of racetrack betting, physical ailments, slight illegal shenanigans, and neighbourhood violence, Ritchie stumbles along his way to answer the deep questions which trouble his mind on his path to wholesome Enlightenment.
While Ritchie bemoans the struggles that befall him, he survives alongside a colourful cast of characters, the droning jobcentre coach Gloria, his best pal Artan, his variety of women and his trusty mum. Peter Black spins the woes and delights of Ritchie in a manner rich in highly descriptive and illustrative imagery, and perfectly proportioned bits of wit and humour.