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The gray earth : a novel

Author: Chinagiĭn Galsan; Katharina Rout
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This powerful, sweeping novel continues the saga of Dshurukawaa, the Tuvan shepherd boy introduced inThe Blue Sky. Torn between the onset of visions and pressure from his family to attend a state boarding school, the adolescent attempts to mediate the pull of spirituality and pragmatism, old ways and new. Taken from his ancestral home, he reunites with his siblings at a boarding school, where his brother also serves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinagiĭn Galsan; Katharina Rout
ISBN: 9781571310859 1571310851 9781571310651 1571310657
OCLC Number: 645773436
Notes: Translation of: Die graue Erde.
Description: 303 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Graue Erde.
Responsibility: Galsan Tschinag ; translated from the German by Katharina Rout.
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This powerful, sweeping novel continues the saga of Dshurukawaa, the Tuvan shepherd boy introduced inThe Blue Sky. Torn between the onset of visions and pressure from his family to attend a state boarding school, the adolescent attempts to mediate the pull of spirituality and pragmatism, old ways and new. Taken from his ancestral home, he reunites with his siblings at a boarding school, where his brother also serves as principal. Soon he comes to understand that the main purpose of the school is to strip the Tuvans of their language and traditions, and to make them conform to party ideals. When tragedy strikes, Dshurukawaa begins to sense the larger import of his visions, and with it a possible escape. Tschinag's lyrical language, his striking characterizations, and his evocation of a singular way of life makeThe Gray Earthan unforgettable read and a worthy follow-up toThe Blue Sky.

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"This is a landscape we might never have known-a line of snow-white yurts stretching across the steppes, the dark and frozen ground of the winter camps, the disappearing glaciers, the flocks and Read more...

 
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