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Sky Burial

An Epic Love Story of Tibet

by Xue Xinran

Sky Burial
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2005, 220 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2006, 224 pages

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Like Wild Swans crossed with Seven Years in Tibet. 1st Novel

For eight groundbreaking years, Xinran presented a nightly radio programme in China called Words on the Night Breeze, during which she invited women to call in and talk about themselves. Her first book, The Good Women of China, is the story of how she reached out to women across the country, despite the restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists. She reveals stories of inconceivable suffering; forced marriages, sexual abuse, repression...Yet above all her stories reveal how love survives; that despite cruelty, despite politics, the female urge to nurture and cherish remains - Sky Burial is a novelization of one of the stories she was told.

Xinran says "Chinese women had always ...

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