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Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
by Xue Xinran
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.
Determined to find out what happened to her husband, Shu Wen joins his regiment, is taken hostage, and embarks on a life-changing journey through the Tibetan countryside--a journey that will last 20 years and lead her to a deep appreciation of Tibet in all its beauty and brutality.
"Remarkable. . . . Heartwrenching from beginning to end." --The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Xinran's The Good Women of China:
"Remarkably evocative, bursting with details that make each account haunting. These stories have all the force of good fiction."--The Washington Post Paperback 224 pages - (7/06)
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