Mushroom Man

By: Paulo Tullio

Publication Date: June 1998


Mushroom Man by Paulo Tullio

Mushroom Man is the tale of a loner whose move to the mountains takes him on a self-styled odyssey mapped by hallucinogenic experiences. Sixties man, primal man, shaman, nowhereman, everyman: Mushroom Man enters the world of the forests, fungi and spiritual discovery on the trail of an ancient and holy mystery. As an unlikely communication opens up between mushroom.man and a curious psychologist, a strange life unfolds.

‘I found it compelling – mystique and mystery are interwoven with great cunning and guile.’John Boorman

‘Very entertaining – written with economy and imagination drawing the reader in.’ – Tom Moriarty, The Irish Times

‘Brilliant – a strange life story unfolds in lyrical prose.’ – Matthew Seton Sell, Magill


PAULO TULLIO has worked variously in a psychiatric hospital, as a cattle exporter, award-winning restaurateur, computer programmer and actor. A weekly columnist in the Irish Independent Magazine, the Times Literary Supplement describes him as “gregarious, unable to keep a secret and gifted with a breathtakingly crude sense of fun”. His book North of Naples, South of Rome was a national bestseller, and became an acclaimed television series. He lives in County Wicklow.

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 135 × 215 mm
Publication Date

June 1998


Paperback, 224pp