The Lost Heart of Asia Book Summary and Study Guide

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The true story of Colin Thubron's journey through the former USSR Central Asian states (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) in the early 1990's. Thubron interviewed people about the what it was like to live in these countries, before and after independence, and visited famous historical places (Bukara, Samarkand). Full of descriptions of people and places, history and and speculation about the future of these countries.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Asian, other If this is a culture clash:    -   visiting a different culture Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   The 'stans Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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