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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

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- The hardcover edition of LEAVING MOTHER LAKE debuted at #3 on the San Francisco Chronicle's bestseller list.- A revelation of a culture virtually unknown in the West, a contemporary society in which women enjoy true sexual and economic freedom.- A huge international success, with rights sold in England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Sweden.- Hardcover

Synopsis:

The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas--a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together--she leaves her mother's house.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316124713
Subtitle:
A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Co-author:
Yang Erche Namu
Author:
Namu, Yang Erche
Author:
Mathieu, Christine
Co-author:
Christine Mathieu
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
China
Subject:
Women singers
Subject:
Naxi
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
20040210
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.28x5.48x.86 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas--a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together--she leaves her mother's house.
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