At the Heart of the Universe: A Novel by Samuel Shem

By Samuel Shem

the tale of 2 moms and a father in love with an identical daughter, Samuel Shem's At the center of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China opposed to the backdrop of an old mountain monastery in the course of the time of the one-child-per-family coverage. encouraged by means of the author's studies as dad or mum of an followed baby, it describes the drama of adoption and the adventure of loss and rebirth which could take place whilst a daughter brings jointly her followed father and mother together with her beginning mom excessive on a mountaintop.

Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a chinese language girl abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a hectic industry, after which transferring to Changsha ten years later because the daughter returns along with her followed American mom and dad, the tale strikes throughout southern China until eventually, 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 ache and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.

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