We measure the earth with our bodies
(2022)

Fiction

Book

Call Numbers:
NEW FICTION/LAMA,T

Availability

Locations Call Number Status
New & Popular Fiction NEW FICTION/LAMA,T Available

Details

PUBLISHED
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022
DESCRIPTION
349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9781635576412, 1635576415 :, 1635576415, 9781635576412
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

"In the wake of China's invasion of Tibet throughout the 1950s, Lhamo and her younger sister, Tenkyi, arrive at a refugee camp in Nepal. They survived the dangerous journey across the Himalayas, but their parents did not. As Lhamo--haunted by the loss of her homeland and her mother, a village oracle--tries to rebuild a life amid a shattered community, hope arrives in the form of a young man named Samphel and his uncle, who brings with him the ancient statue of the Nameless Saint--a relic known to vanish and reappear in times of need. Decades later, the sisters are separated, and Tenkyi is living with Lhamo's daughter, Dolma, in Toronto. While Tenkyi works as a cleaner and struggles with traumatic memories, Dolma vies for a place as a scholar of Tibetan Studies. But when Dolma comes across the Nameless Saint in a collector's vault, she must decide what she is willing to do for her community, even if it means risking her dreams"--

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