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A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants

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Six years ago at the age of twenty-one, Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, a half-Thai American man, left New England's privileged Middlebury College to be ordained as a Buddhist monk in his mother's native village of Panomsarakram--thus fulfilling a familial obligation. While addressing the notions of displacement, ethnic identity, and cultural belonging, A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants chronicles his time at the temple that rain season--receiving alms in the streets in saffron robes; bathing in the canals; learning to meditate in a mountaintop hut; and falling in love with Lek, a beautiful Thai woman who comes to represent the life he can have if he stays. Part armchair travel, part coming-of-age story, this debut work transcends the memoir genre and ushers in a brave new voice in American nonfiction.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Jaed Coffin
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    224
    Publisher:
    Hachette Books (January 8, 2008)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780306815263
    ISBN-10:
    0306815265
    Case Pack:
    32
    File:
    hbgusa-hbgusa_onix21_delta_20181230-20181231.xml
    Folder:
    hbgusa
    As low as:
    $11.83
    Audience:
    General/trade
    List Price:
    $15.99
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-HACH
    Discount Code:
    A
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