The Blue Sky

Galsan Tschinag (Author)
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Description

In the Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, the nomadic Tuvan people s ancient way of life is colliding with the relentless influence of the modern world. For a young shepherd boy, the confrontation comes in stages. First, his older siblings leave to attend a distant boarding school. Then, his beloved grandmother dies, taking with her a profound link to the tribe s traditions and their connection to the land. But the cruelest blow is struck when his dog all that was left to me dies after eating poison the boy s father set out to protect the herd from wolves. In despair, he begs the Heavenly Blue Sky for answers, but is met with only the mute wind. Tschinag, the first and only member of the Tuvan to use a written language to tell stories, weaves a lyrical account of his people and their traditions."

Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Publish Date
November 01, 2007
Pages
209
Dimensions
5.76 X 0.57 X 8.68 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781571310644
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