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After telling her that he was leaving for an appointment in Boston, Julia Win's father boarded a flight to Thailand and disappeared. The Times described him as "an influential Wall Street lawyer" but the police suspect he had a hidden past. Burmese by birth, Tin Win became an American citizen in 1959. Julia, a recent law school graduate, viewed her father as staid, reliable, out-of-date -- not the sort of person whose life is filled with mystery or who takes an unannounced trip to Thailand. Four years after his disappearance, Julia finds a letter he wrote to a woman named Mi Mi. Julia travels to Kalaw, determined to find Mi Mi, the only clue to her father's past. There she meets U Ba, who has been waiting to tell her the story Tin Win told him, a story from which "a life emerged, revealing its power and its magic."
Just as we're settling into Julia's quest, the story shifts to the one told by U Ba. It starts with Mya Mya, a young Burmese woman who regards the birth of Tin Win as a calamity. An astrologer's prediction that he will lose his sight is soon fulfilled. After his parents die, Tin is taken to a monastery. It is there that he first meets Mi Mi -- or, more precisely, that he first hears her heartbeat. Mi Mi was born with "crippled feet"; their disabilities draw Tin and Mi Mi together.
Hearts and heartbeats are frequent images in the novel. Jan-Philipp Sendker also makes good use of the imagery of balance: Mi Mi, for instance, is emotionally well balanced even though she is incapable of balancing on her misshapen feet. Tin balances his blindness with exceptional hearing.Read more ›
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Beautiful story of how two people with different disabilities can combine to make a very powerful duo.Published 17 hours ago by Diane S.
Best story I've read in a long time. Would recommend it to all. My sister read it also and loved it. Wonderfully written and a very different storyline. Thought provoking.Published 6 days ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
Such amazing descriptions of time spent together by two people who asked for so little. A beautiful story. I could barely stand to leave their world as I read.Published 6 days ago by Damon Newsom
Definitely the best book I've read this year. A very sweet love story which takes place in Burma. I learned a lot about the people and culture of Burma, which made it even more... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Shirley Nelson
Great book. Enjoyed the authors style of writing. Now reading book 2, A WELL TEMPERED HEART.Published 10 days ago by Sheila Thomas
Loved this book! Couldn't put down once I started it. I HIGHLY recommend it.Published 13 days ago by LJH
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