“An epic of love, loss and wisdom – almost unbearably sad but ultimately uplifting.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I read a short newspaper piece about the practice of Sky Burials a couple of years ago and have been curious about it ever since, so when I was looking for an X author for our blank X section in the reviews and this popped up it seemed the obvious choice. I ordered it online immediately and when it came I was surprised to find a small read, not quite the tome I was expecting but the book certainly still held a lot of punch and will stay with me for a long time.
The memoir begins with Shu Wen’s meeting with Xinran in a teashop in Suzhou and what follows is the story told from one woman to another.