Sky Burial by Xinran
I’m not a book reviewer, but I’ve just read a book which has stirred my soul. It is a bittersweet story of love, simply and beautifully told, folded through layers of a rich fabric of history, culture, religion, tradition, hardship, and immeasurable courage.
Chinese author Xinran relates the story of Shu Wen, a Chinese woman who goes to Tibet in search of her lost husband, Kejun. It is a journey that takes a lifetime.
The book is not long, nor is it in any way pretentious. Rather, it is both humble and profound. The author describes it as “a fictionalised account of a true occurrence.” I highly recommend it. MM