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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World by Yang Erche Namu and Christine Mathieu
Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

peanut130, April 14, 2009

Blink your eyes: a girlhood in a remote Moso society and young adulthood as China's Paris Hilton simply cannot be reconciled--but then, do they have to be? Try reading the endpapers by the co-author and anthropologist before reading the book. You may enjoy the story with more insight about the significance of Moso culture. Overall, Namu should stick with her roots; her storytelling is compelling, even rings of authenticity. Do we have to doubt its validity?
Hard to believe narcicissism is such a world wide phenomenon. Hard to believe we haven't heard more about the Moso.
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