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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

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The Tibetans refer to Moso country as "The Country of Daughters" because of their unique matrilineal society. In Moso culture, daughters are favoured children. There is no word for father, marriage is considered a backward practice and property is passed on from mother to daughter. This book is the haunting memoir of a girl growing up in a remarkable place. In her village, Namu was known as the girl whose mother tried to give her away three times because she would not stop crying. The strong-willed Namu clashed with her ...

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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
2004, Back Bay Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780316735490

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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the edge of the World
2004, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349117584

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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
2004, Turtleback Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781417657681

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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
2003, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316124713

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Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the edge of the World
2003, Abacus, London

ISBN-13: 9780349115825

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