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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World Paperback – 10 Feb 2004
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"I find this book beautiful, the Moso people inspiring, and Yang Erche Namu's own spirit refreshing, to say the least."
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Yang Erche Namu is a professor of anthropology at St. Mary's College of California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I've read that the Moso culture is the only one of its kind in the world. After reading this book, I understand why. Ms. Yang has written eight books (!) in Chinese. Since I longed to know what happened after LEAVING MOTHER LAKE ended, I look forward to a sequel.
I'm no critic but the writing flows well and the main character is believable because she is imperfect, but she is not a victim, and that's what makes the book enjoyable. What also interested me about this story was actually that while the main character had some romantic interests, the story didn't become singularly engulfed by that aspect. I thought it was a good mix of different aspects of her personality and a view into her conflicting desires.