The Wind Will Yet Sing

by Gordon Young


Formats

Softcover
$31.95
Hardcover
$47.95
E-Book
$14.95
Softcover
$31.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/12/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 249
ISBN : 9781456819415
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 249
ISBN : 9781456819422
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 249
ISBN : 9781456819439

About the Book

From published author Gordon Young comes another tour de force with the release of The Wind Will Yet Sing. This time, he brings fascination to readers as he takes them to the captivating world of a Lahu village in Northern Thailand. The Wind Will Yet Sing tells a fictional story based on the true history of a tribal mountain people—the Ku-lao Lahu. Through the characters of Chala Shelo and his people, Young shows how the Ku-lao live with much integrity and simplicity, and in harmony with nature, until foreign elements attack their idyllic and peaceful lifestyle. Forced to defend their village, people, land, game and even beliefs against various bands of marauding attackers, the Ku-lao must rely upon their great hunting skills. But are these hunters and their chief prepared and strong enough to fend off superior numbers of enemy groups with modern weapons? While their origin might always remain a mystery, the Ku-lao Lahu can still be found in certain remote mountains. In this book, Young unleashes his storytelling prowess to share an enduring tale of their admirable courage, humor, perseverance, hard work and resilience. Having had opportunity to be intimately acquainted with the Ku-lao—even living, hunting, feasting and suffering with them—Young is able to capture the poetic dialogue and real metaphors they used, as no on else could. Every episode is based upon true experiences and events in Ku-lao life since about 1932. Woven with drama, action, and adventure, The Wind Will Yet Sing hooks readers as it unearths an incredibly absorbing culture and heritage that will remain endearing to those who recognize its beauty and value.


About the Author

Gordon Young was born in 1927 to American Baptist missionary parents in Banna, China. The family soon moved to Northeast Burma where Young hunted with Lahu tribal boys, learning by age ten to survive in mountain jungles alone, armed only with knife and bow. World War II impacted on Young’s amazing childhood adventures in Burma and India. Later he served the U.S. Army in Korea, obtained a B.S. degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; then moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand to work for the U.S. Government. There he field collected for museums, helped found the Chiang Mai Zoo, compiled the first informal ethnography of Thailand’s northern tribes, and received “Great Hunter” status from a Lahu high chief. Naturalist-hunter-conservationist-ethnologist, Young’s travels and tales span forty years throughout parts of Asia. A keen compassionate observer, his exciting storytelling also offers rare insight on vibrant peoples, cultures and wildlife in remote, seldom-trodden places. Other titles by Young are: The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand; Tracks of an Intruder. (Visit: www.GordonYoungBooks.com)