Leaving Mother Lake
A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
ISBN10: 0316735493 ISBN13: 9780316735490 Contributors: Mathieu, Christine Publisher: Back Bay Books Published: Feb 10 2004 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas -- a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together -- she leaves her mother's house.