Sky Burial

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Title:Sky Burial

ISBN:9780099461937

Author:Xinran

Publisher:Vintage Books

Publish Year:2005

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Autobiography / Memoirs | Tibet | Culture and Customs

Language:English

Remarks:A Letter to Shu Wen.

Pages:164

Size:128 X 198 MM

Weight(gms):175

Price:USD 8.80

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  • As a young girl in China Xinran heard a rumour about a soldier in Tibet who had been brutally fed to the vultures in a ritual known as a sky burial: the tale frightened and fascinated her. Several decades later Xinran met Shu Wan, a Chinese woman who had spent years searching for her missing husband who had been serving as a doctor in Tibet; her extraordinary life story would unravel the legend of the sky burial. For thirty years she was lost in the wild and alien landscape of Tibet, in the vast and silent plateaus and the magisterial mountain ranges, living with communities of nomads moving with the seasons and struggling to survive. In this haunting book, Xinran recreates Shu Wen's remarkable journey in an epic story of love, loss, loyalty and survival. Moving, shocking and, ultimately, uplifting Sky Burial paints a unique portrait of a woman and a land, both at the mercy of fate and politics.

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