A Novella of Cross-Cultural Experience in Nepal Anthropologists occasionally turn to "fiction" to convey the deeper texture of their experiences. Sanno Keeler composed this novella for the same reason while still a student. One Way Ticket was written in 1969 but the story is suffused with an aura of timelessness. The author deftly portrays the quest to understand the unity-in-diversity of the human world. The narrative illuminates the joys, disappointments, and even tragedy that can accompany the circumstances of cross-cultural situations. One Way Ticket is a multi-level journey. In addition to memorably portraying landscapes, city streets, village settlements, and people, the author captures thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and nuances of relationship that are ordinarily illusive and often fleeting. There is a real freshness in the writing, but at the same time a kind of wistful and almost tragic aura - this not just a story about trekking to a remote village of an ancient culture. At one point, the narrator concludes that for her "consciousness is above innocence." Within this comment, the story develops an undertow that heads for deep water and a dramatic twist. Sanno Keeler was the first graduate of the global education program of Friends World College (1970). She did graduate study at Indiana University and became a teacher of migrant worker's children in California.
Author: Sanno Keeler Publisher: Chapel Street Editions Published: 06/02/2015 Pages: 116 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.31lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.28d ISBN: 9780993672545