The Blue Sky: A Novel
In the Altai Mountains of northern Mongolia, the nomadic Tuvan people’s ancient way of life is colliding with the pervasive influence of modernity. For the young shepherd boy Dshurukuwaa, the confrontation comes in stages. First his older siblings leave the family yurt to attend a distant boarding school, followed by the death of his beloved grandmother and with it, the connection to the tribe’s t...
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Milkweed Editions; 1 edition (September 25, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1248350
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“Using the point of view of Dshurukuwaa, a young Tuvan boy living in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia in the 1940s, the author tells a coming-of-age story (the first volume of a trilogy) which is clearly his personal story, as he observes the growth of...”
aditions and deep relationship to the land. But the greatest tragedy strikes when his dog — “all that was left to me” — dies after ingesting poison set out by the boy’s father to protect the herd from wolves. His despairing questions to the Heavenly Blue Sky are answered only by the silence of the wind.The first and only member of the Tuvans to use written language to tell stories, Galsan Tschinag chronicles their traditions in this fascinating, bittersweet novel.