Winter Pasture by Li Juan, Astra HouseA mixture of personal travelogue, memoir, survival diary and ethnographic study … nothing much happens in Winter Pasture, and that’s just fine.Author Li Juan tells the story of her stay with a Kazakh family in their winter encampment, a two-metre-deep burrow in a depression in the desert of northern Xinjiang. From there they herd 30 camels, 500 sheep and more than 100 cattle and horses across a vast area in conditions of eye-opening solitude – there’s only…


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