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Sky Burial
by Xinran | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 7/17/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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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.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at Along the Cascades Walkway in Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Released 3 days ago (11/10/2018 UTC) at Along the Cascades Walkway in Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand

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Released for the 2018 e-less challenge and the NJABBIC challenge - Week 45 


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