Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam

Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam

Marjorie Pivar, Quang Van Nguyen


Set through the French and American wars in South Vietnam, Fourth Uncle within the Mountain is the genuine tale of an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, followed by way of a sixty-four-year-old monk, Thau, who includes nice accountability for his humans as a barefoot surgeon. Thau manages opposed to all odds to elevate his son to persist with in his footsteps and in doing so saves him, in addition to part of Vietnam's esoteric wisdom from the Vietnam holocaust. Thau is needed via the French regime and infrequently needs to flee in to the jungle, the place he's completely at domestic dwelling one of the animals. As clever and imaginative as Thau is, he meets his fit in his mischievous son. Quang is extra attracted to studying Cambodian sorcery and martial arts than in constructing his talents and knowledge in accordance with his father's plan. Fourth Uncle within the Mountain is an odyssey of a single-father folks hero and his foundling son in a land ravaged by means of the atrocities of struggle. it's a vintage tale whole with humor, tragedy, and perception, from a rustic the place ghosts and magic are actual.

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