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Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
by Xinran Xinran

Published: 2006-08-08
Paperback : 224 pages
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It was 1994 when Xinran, a journalist and the internationally acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet a woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet into China.

Xinran made the trip and met the woman, called Shu ...
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It was 1994 when Xinran, a journalist and the internationally acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, received a telephone call asking her to travel four hours to meet a woman who had just crossed the border from Tibet into China.

Xinran made the trip and met the woman, called Shu Wen, who recounted the story of her thirty-year odyssey in the vast landscape of Tibet. In Sky Burial, Xinran has re-created Shu Wen’s journey, painting an extraordinary portrait of a woman and a land, each at the mercy of fate and politics. It is an unforgettable, ultimately uplifting tale of love, loss, loyalty, and survival.

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Shu Wen

Her inscrutable eyes looked past me at the world outside the window -- the crowded street, the noisy traffic, the regimented lines of modern tower blocks. What could she see there that held such interest? I tried to draw her attention back. ... view entire excerpt...

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by Paulamj (see profile) 01/09/18

 
by LER (see profile) 01/09/18

Beautifully written novel that one could believe is a true story. I gained an appreciation for the Tibetan culture and the potential humanity and courage inherent in each of us if we so desire.

 
  "Sky Burial"by CathyM (see profile) 01/02/10

Sky Burial tells the story of a woman in China who goes to search for her husband, reported missing in Tibet. Fascinating details about life in Tibet. Sweet story.

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