Peaks on the Horizon

Two Journeys in Tibet
Product Number: EB00650427
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619025172
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

The "engrossing" true story of two men from different worlds whose paths crossed on the border of China and Tibet (Publishers Weekly, starred review). With a passion for Tibet that dated back to childhood, Charlie Carroll decided to visit this mysterious and controversial nation and experience the shrouded land for himself. Contending with Chinese bureaucracy, unforgiving terrain, and sickness-inducing altitude, Charlie sought entrance to twenty-first-century Tibet in all its heart-stopping beauty. Meanwhile, at the same time that a young Charlie had been devouring books about Tibet, five-year-old Lobsang was crossing the Himalayas on foot, fleeing the volatile region with his family. An exile in Nepal with an ear for languages, then a university student in India, he followed the love of his life back to their home country, only to face separation due to China's harsh political backlash. In a teahouse at the border between China and Tibet, Lobsang met Charlie and recounted his story, exemplifying the hardship, resilience, and hope of modern Tibetan life. This account of that meeting and the history and events leading up to it "richly describes the landscape of the country and its people" and takes us on a "suspenseful . . . gripping, enlightening journey" (Kirkus Reviews). "A rare and extraordinary account of life in Tibet." —National Geographic

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Author(s): Charlie Carroll
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2015

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