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Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China

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As protests swirl in the cities and all foreign faces arouse suspicions, venturesome young Japanese student Aya Goda travels deep into the interior of China. There she falls in love with the charismatic and combative wandering painter Cao, whose work is initially tolerated by the Chinese authorities and then banned, suddenly flipping the couple over onto the wrong side of the law. With the police on their tails, the pair criss-cross the vastnesses of middle China and push up into Tibet, where Cao has been trained as a sky-burial master. By truck and by jalopy, biplane and train, dodging bandits and bureaucrats alike, the pair take a high-speed, high-risk journey through this fast-changing country. Like some East Asian Cassady and Kerouac, Cao and Goda are wild kindred spirits in search of enlightenment and freedom, and Goda's prose—clear and metallic as a Himalayan stream—permits the reader to share their every intrepid step and twist and to taste the tangily different flavors of contemporary China.

About the Author

Aya Goda works as a painter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781846270253
Publisher:
Portobello Books
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Translator:
Watts, Alison
Author:
Goda, Aya
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1.1 in 0.62 lb

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