By Samuel Shem
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 industry, after which moving to Changsha ten years later because the daughter returns together with her followed American mom and dad, the tale strikes throughout southern China till, excessive atop Emei San, one in every 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 anguish and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.
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At the Heart of the Universe: A Novel by Samuel Shem