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In 2006, an impulsive, naïve young Tibetan nun and her best friend, both yearning for religious freedom from Chinese rule, joined a group of fellow Tibetans desperate to escape to India, where the Dalai Lama has lived since the 1950 annexation of Tibet by China. Kelsang Namtso and Dolma Palkyi embarked on the brutal journey over the Himalayas. Smuggled by illegal guides past Chinese border police, the group braved freezing temperatures and snow, the high altitude, and perilous crevasses. Green alternates the refugees' trek with that of Luis Benitez, an American celebrity mountain guide leading a rich group of international clients to the Himalayan peak Cho Oyu. The two groups met on the peak as Chinese guards, alerted to the refugees' presence, chased after the escapees with machine guns ablaze, and Kelsang was killed in full view of the Westerners. One of Benitez's clients filmed the incident, which gained worldwide notoriety. Awkwardly written and poorly edited, freelance journalist Green's earnest chronicle trumpets his disdain for the exploitation of the Himalayas by rich, macho mountaineering novices, his hatred of Chinese Communists for human rights violations, and his reverence for Tibetan culture. (June)
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Green’s steely, factually dense analysis of this unlawful conspiracy sheds light on a perennial human-rights crisis…. In clear, concise prose, the author deliberates over China’s stranglehold on Tibet, its systematic dismantling of the indigenous culture and the terror tactics employed on families.See all Editorial Reviews
Great human interest story and one can only wonder what is really happening in Tibet today.Published 4 months ago by jim
Great story of determination and self sacrifice. The author really brings you into the middle of this tragedy.
I read it in two sittings. Highly recommend this book. Read more
This book by Jonathan Green is an account of a murder by Chinese border guards of a Tibetan girl trying to cross the Himalayas to make a pilgrimage to see the exiled Dalai Lama. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stephanie Paulson
A compelling true story about conditions in Tibet. I read this book from the library years ago. When I found it on Kindle, I wanted to read it again to see if I remembered it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janet Cotton
this is a riveting story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. you will be rooting for the author to make her escape, i promise you.Published 21 months ago by dawn
i mostly read non-fiction, so this looked like a good book to read. it was extremely informative about the current situation in tibet and china. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by G. Little