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By Samuel Shem

ISBN-10: 1609806417

ISBN-13: 9781609806415

the tale of 2 moms and a father in love with an identical daughter, Samuel Shem's At the guts of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China opposed to the backdrop of an historical mountain monastery in the course of the time of the one-child-per-family coverage. encouraged by means of the author's reports as guardian of an followed baby, it describes the drama of adoption and the adventure of loss and rebirth which can take place whilst a daughter brings jointly her followed parents together with her beginning mom excessive on a mountaintop.

Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a chinese language lady abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a hectic marketplace, after which transferring to Changsha ten years later because the daughter returns along with her followed American mom and dad, the tale strikes throughout southern China till, excessive atop Emei San, considered one of China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the 4 are introduced jointly within the wilderness—a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and pain and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.

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