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By Michael Kenyon

half highbrow secret and half non secular event, A 12 months at River Mountain tells the tale of an getting older actor from Vancouver who has immersed himself in monastic existence inChina and is now interpreting his previous as an actor, husband,and father. As his Western realization grapples with Taoist philosophies and acupressure concepts, he assesses his lifestyles and files the struggles of transformation that accompanysuch pondering. The monastery’s previous grasp has given the narrator permission to jot down the observation he stocks with us whereas elevating the query of who reader and narrator fairly are. Kenyon balances the narrator’s inside lifestyles with tricks of exterior disturbance and with useful missions outdoors the monastery the place village unrest threatens the clergymen’ stability and concord. Crises construct as struggle threatens, floods ensue, and a devastating occasion leads our narrator to a stunning and miraculous formula of the way issues are.

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