The Dance of 17 Lives

The Dance of 17 Lives : The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa

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Fascinated by this charismatic young figure, Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and found himself drawn into the labyrinthine - not to say surreal - web of intrigue surrounding the 17th Karmapa's recognition and young life. Presented with inimitably engaging clarity and zest, here are stories of miracles and allegations of murder, the settling of two-hundred-year-old scores and a political intrigue worthy of the Borgias. Piety jostles with greed; truth with laughably fudged falsehood; the strength of human aspiration with the frailty of human nature.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 686g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16 colour photos
  • 0747571619
  • 9780747571612

About Mick Brown

Mick Brown is the author of two previous books: Richard Branson, The Inside Story and American Heartbeat: Travels from Woodstock to San Jose by Song Title, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Prize for best travel book in 1994. Born in London in 1950, he is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.
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