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Snake Lake free pdf In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It's a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence--and a world that journalist Jeff Greenwald has come to call home. Snake Lake unfolds during 1990's dramatic "people power" uprising against Nepal's long-entrenched monarchy. The story follows Greenwald as he wins the friendship of a high lama who reveals the pillars of Tibetan Buddhism- embarks on a passionate romance with a spunky but curiously unlucky news photographer- and discovers what democracy means to rural Nepali citizens--all while covering the revolution for a major American newspaper. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., Greenwald's brilliant but troubled younger brother descends into a deepening depression. The author is forced to choose between witnessing Nepal's long-overdue revolution and reconnecting with an alienated brother in desperate need of help. Snake Lake is primarily a memoir (though the roles of several characters have been recast). Focused on the life-changing events that unfolded during one calamitous spring, the book weaves a vivid tapestry of Buddhism, revolution, and the often serpentine paths to personal liberation.

About Jeff Greenwald

Jeff Greenwald is the author of five bestselling books, including Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World. His writing has appeared widely in print and online in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, and Salon.com. He lives in Oakland, California.

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Author : Jeff Greenwald
Publisher : Counterpoint
Data Published : 18 November 2010
ISBN : 1582436126
EAN : 9781582436128
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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