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Have Fun in Burma
"[This is] a rare 'finding yourself' travel story done right, gently relating the grit and discomfort of a truly expanding consciousness." —Foreword Reviews
“Rosalie Metro has written an evocative novel of modern Myanmar that deserves to be recognized as one of the pieces of literature that will help to both explain and define the country's current transition. She writes with authority about the country's politics and about Buddhist practice, drawn from her own experience but also from her keen and sensitive observations.” —Matthew J. Walton, University of Oxford
"[Have Fun in Burma] is an affecting coming-of-age tale, and is perhaps most valuable for its look at Myanmar’s complicated political situation." —Publishers Weekly
Adela Frost wants to do something with her life. When a chance encounter and a haunting dream steer her toward distant Burma, she decides to spend the summer after high school volunteering in a Buddhist monastery. Adela finds fresh confidence as she immerses herself in her new environment, teaching English to the monks and studying meditation with the wise abbot. Then there’s her secret romance with Thiha, an ex-political prisoner with a shadowy past.
March 2018 245 pp., 6x9
Rosalie Metro is an anthropologist of education who has been researching Burma/Myanmar since 2000. She holds a PhD from Cornell University, and she is currently an assistant teaching professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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