Love and the Ghosts of Mount Kinabalu: And Other Stories of Malaysia
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Love and the Ghosts of Mount Kinabalu: And Other Stories of Malaysia

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When a young man's hopes to reunite with an ex-lover in Borneo evaporate, he goes on a journey to find himself in the rotting jungles. Meanwhile, a mountain said to be a place of ancestral spirits beckons from behind a shroud of clouds.

This volume contains three works of creative nonfiction set in Malaysia:

*Why Climb a Mountain? - a narrative essay
*Love and the Ghosts of M...more
ebook, 72 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by B. T. Newberg (first published December 1st 2011)
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Jarrod Brown
B.T. Newberg's book, Love and The Ghosts of Mount Kinabalu (GoodReads, e-book $8.00) should be required reading for anyone going to Southeast Asia seeking more than a beach vacation or three weeks of drunkenness. Instead, it is for those who come to a different place seeking something other than good times and pretty girls. It is the story of a quest for meaning, and one that stretches further than the individual to the edges of culture and beyond into an exploration of the universal human condi...more
Bart Everson
This is a short and interesting book that resonated with me. It consists of three interlocking tales, narrated in the first person. Billed as "creative nonfiction," we can only assume these are true-life accounts. They certainly smell like reality to me. The author, a young American, recounts certain highly personal experiences in the country of Malaysia.

I've studied abroad myself, in Sweden. Scandinavia is a world away from Malaysia. And yet, I was struck by how familiar many of these experien...more
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