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THE MOUNTAIN I’D SHARE, WITH YOU

THE MOUNTAIN I’D SHARE, WITH YOU

我所告訴你關於那座山的一切

* 2019 Openbook Award
* 2019 Mirror Weekly Book of the Year
* 2020 Taiwan Literature Award

 

Stories, poems, and the final travelogue of author Liu Chen-Chun, completed while the author was trapped on a mountainside in Nepal for forty-seven days, a catastrophe that would finally claim his life.


 

In 2017, author Liu Chen-Chun and his partner set out on what was supposed to be a grand adventure: a mountaineering trip to Nepal. Yet a sudden blizzard overtook them near the Narchet Khola Valley, trapping them in a mountain cave. During the 47 days it took for a rescue team to reach the pair, Liu battled the elements by putting pen to paper, writing poems and extending his travelogue as far as he could before exposure took his life.

 

The stories and poems within this collection bring us close to the emotional core of their many speakers, as they explore powerful themes of love, solitude, and pain. They invent and invoke memories that bring us back to images of home and family that cannot be recovered. Through the travelogue, Liu explores the meaning of writing and of literature as he understands it, as well as the nature and purpose of journeying into the wild.

 

The Mountain I’d Share, With You is a truly unique offering of a writing life abruptly cut short. It is more than the first-hand record of a disaster; it is a work of multiple, fragmented enlightenments through pain, recollection, and introspection.

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Category: Non-Fiction

Publisher: Spring Hill

Date: 7/2019

Pages: 352

Length: 88,000 characters

(approx. 57,000 words in English)

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