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By Michael Kenyon

half highbrow secret and half religious event, A yr at River Mountain tells the tale of an getting older actor from Vancouver who has immersed himself in monastic lifestyles inChina and is now studying his prior as an actor, husband,and father. As his Western realization grapples with Taoist philosophies and acupressure strategies, he assesses his existence and documents the struggles of transformation that accompanysuch pondering. The monastery’s outdated grasp has given the narrator permission to put in writing the observation he stocks with us whereas elevating the query of who reader and narrator particularly are. Kenyon balances the narrator’s inside lifestyles with tricks of exterior disturbance and with functional missions outdoor the monastery the place village unrest threatens the priests’ stability and concord. Crises construct as conflict threatens, floods take place, and a devastating occasion leads our narrator to a stunning and fantastic formula of the way issues are.

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