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The First Noble Truth by C Lynn Murphy

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Machiko Yamamoto pulls out her hair, picks at her skin, and triple checks the locks to the house behind the school where she works. When a foreigner moves into a neighboring thatched roof cottage, she quickly falls in love with the quiet woman with the mangled hand.

Krista Black does not mind the weekly visits from the local English teacher. The scarred woman seems harmless, but she always wants to talk about travel and language and why Krista has come to the remote, Japanese village. Krista avoids her questions. She has seen much of the world, and she knows what it does to fragile people. Machiko may want to know her, but she could never understand her.

Set in Kyoto, New England, Africa and Kathmandu, THE FIRST NOBLE TRUTH is a story of redemption, interwoven between two protagonists, across two cultures. It peers beneath the comfort of expected storytelling to investigate the dualities of suffering and joy, religion and sex, and cruelty and kindness.

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C Lynn Murphy

    

C Lynn Murphy was born in New Hampshire, but has since lived in Scotland, France, Germany, Japan, England, Nepal, India, and Mongolia. She is a doctoral candidate in Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her first book, "The First Noble Truth," was written in a Tibetan nunnery in the Himalayas of Northern India. She is currently living between Mongolia and the UK, where she researches funerary practices, eats mutton, and generally has a good time.

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