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Author Carroll, Charlie, author.

Title Peaks on the horizon : two journeys in Tibet / Charlie Carroll.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Coounterpoint, [2015]
© 2015


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    915.15 CAR    Available
Description 367 pages : map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents Chig -- My snow leopard -- Nyi -- Western treasure -- Soom -- Ancient Tibet -- Shi -- Amdo days -- Nga -- The highest railway in the world -- Doog -- Lhasa : I -- Dün -- Lhasa : II -- Gye -- Goddess Water -- Gu -- Hero town -- Chu -- Panchen -- Chu-chig -- Nangma -- Chu-nyi -- Pilgrims' progress -- Chu-soom -- 88-48, that's my number -- Chu-shi -- The Friendship Highway -- Chö-nga -- 'The days and nights will drag on slowly in suffering'.
Summary Charlie Carroll's obsession began with his chance discovery of Seven Years in Tibet in the "Adult Reading "section of his grade school library. The battered hardcover with faded gold lettering sparked a twenty-year obsession with Tibet, and after combing through every book, article, and documentary on the mysterious and controversial nation, Charlie finally decided it was time to stop reading other people's records and thoughts. A high school English teacher by then, he took a sabbatical and set out to 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. The same year Charlie was browsing library shelves, Tibetan-born Lobsang was crossing the Himalayas on foot, enduring to flee the volatile region with his family at the young age of five. 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 be separated by China's harsh political backlash. In a teahouse at the border between China and Tibet, Lobsang met Charlie and recounted his extraordinary life story, exemplifying the hardship, resilience, and hope of modern Tibetan life.
Subject Carroll, Charlie -- Travel -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781619024847 : $16.95

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