Sky Burial by Xinran Xinran
An Epic Love Story of Tibet

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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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About Xinran Xinran

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Xinran is the author of The Good Women of China, a seminal work about the lives of Chinese women. She was born in Beijing in 1958, and by the late 1980s had become one of China's most successful journalists. In 1997 she moved to London, where she currently writes a regular column in the Guardian.
Published November 11, 2009 by Anchor. 226 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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In spite of its subtitle, Xinran’s second (after The Good Women of China, 2002) is presented as a memoir, the story of Shu Wen as narrated to the author when the two women met in 1994 in Suzhou.

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During a brief 1994 interview with hardscrabble widow Shu Wen, Chinese journalist Xinran became so caught up in her subject's life story that she spent the better part of a decade fashioning it into a supposedly fictional narrative that reads like a memoir in Sky Burial.

Jul 20 2005 | Read Full Review of Sky Burial: An Epic Love Stor...

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