Sky Burial (Paperback)
  • Sky Burial (Paperback)
  • Sky Burial (Paperback)
  • Sky Burial (Paperback)
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Sky Burial (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/07/2005
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099461937

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“Sky Burial”

An unbelievable story of true love, tested to it's very limits. I relish stories which introduce an alien culture. Well written and compelling, another Xinran classic.

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