Books set in Mongolia (6)


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All This Belongs to Me by Petra Hulova, Alex Zucker EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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"Alta, Zaya, Nara, Oyuna and Dolgorna - a mother, three sisters, and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters - each tell their pieces of the family story, an epic fraught with secrets and betrayals, in All This Belongs to Me, the debut novel of Petra Hulova." "All This Belongs to Me transports the reader from Mongolia's harsh, dusty steppe to the clamor and grime of the capital, Ulaanbantar; from nomanic herding and felt tents to brothels and prefab apartment blocks. With a filmic eye and a dead-on ear, Hulova vividly conveys the landscapes and lives of three generations of women. Two of th... continue


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Cielo azul by Galsan Tschinag ES

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Country: Asia / Mongolia flag Mongolia
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El origen de todo son los sueños... pero nadie puede conocer nuestros sueños, ni los buenos ni los malos. Sólo se le pueden contar al viento y escupir tres veces después. Así empieza la historia que cuenta un niño de Mongolia. Tiene un sueño malo: sueña que su perro, Arsylang, está enfermo y que se muere. El niño crece y su mayor deseo es poseer un rebaño propio y una tienda en la estepa para vivir con su abuela. Pero las cosas salen de manera distinta... La novela recrea maravillosamente la niñez del protagonista y la vida de los pueblos nómadas mongoles en la estepa, su dura lucha por la sup... continue

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The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Mongolia flag Mongolia
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A boy’s nomadic life in Mongolia is under threat in a novel that “captures the mountains, valleys and steppes in all their surpassing beauty and brutality” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). In the high Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, a young shepherd boy comes of age, tending his family’s flocks on the mountain steppes and knowing little of the world beyond the surrounding peaks. But his nomadic way of life is increasingly disrupted by modernity. This confrontation comes in stages. First, his older siblings leave the family yurt to attend a distant boarding school. Then the boy’s grandmother d... continue

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The Long Walk

The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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'I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could not speak for themselves' Slavomir Rawicz Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19 November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to twenty-five years in a gulag. After a three-month journey in the dead of winter to Siberia, life in a Soviet labour camp meant enduring hunger, extreme cold, untreated wounds and illnesses and facing the daily risk of arbitrary execution. Realising that to remain mea... continue

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When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East : A Novel by Quan Barry EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
Description:
From the acclaimed author of We Ride Upon Sticks comes a luminous novel that moves across a windswept Mongolia, as estranged twin brothers make a journey of duty, conflict, and renewed understanding. Tasked with finding the reincarnation of a great lama—a spiritual teacher who may have been born anywhere in the vast Mongolian landscape—the young monk Chuluun sets out with his identical twin, Mun, who has rejected the monastic life they once shared. Their relationship will be tested on this journey through their homeland as each possesses the ability to hear the other’s thoughts. Proving once a... continue