Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam by Marjorie Pivar - Book Review

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Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam By Marjorie Pivar, Quang Van Nguyen Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780312314316
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 3rd, 2006

This book reads like mystery, adventure, and science fiction. Born in 1950, son of a revered traditional healer, Quang was schooled in ancient Chinese and Vietnamese herbal medicine and magic. He spent three years sequestered in a cave deep in a forbidden mountain, taught by an ageless master who was present in his body only occasionally, Later, as a Buddhist monk and abbot, Quang was able to save many lives during the Vietnam Civil War - was a prisoner of the VietCong forced to create pharmaceuticals. He escaped and eventually found his way to Vermont, where he currently practices herbal healing. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles