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I.B.Tauris

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 1786721708 - ISBN-13: 9781786721709

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In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live completely independently of husbands, fathers and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in Mosuo tradition - that of 'walking marriage', where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none. Choo Waihong, a corporate lawyer who yearned for escape, ended up living with the Mosuo for seven years - the only non-Mosuo to have ever done so. She tells the remarkable story of her time in the remote mountains of China and gives a vibrant, compelling glimpse into a way of life that teeters on the knife-edge of extinction

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Michael Tremblay

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Christopher Johnson

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Ethan Walker

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

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