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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
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ebook, 72 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by B. T. Newberg (first published December 1st 2011)
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Jarrod Brown
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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