The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Setting

Jan-Philipp Sendker
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Kalaw

Kalaw is a small mountain village 4,300 feet above sea level on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Burma. It is the town of Julia's father’s youth and the place of Mi Mis’ birth. It is the hometown of U Ba and the town to which Julia has come to find her father. It is a close-knit, friendly community that is steeped in tradition and superstition. The town was formerly popular with the British, and it is the site of a Buddhist monastery where Tin Win is trained by U May to rely on his senses to compensate for his sight loss. Kalaw is the village to which Tin Win returns to spend one last night with Mi Mi before the two of them die in while embracing.

Burma

Myanmar, formerly the British colony of Burma, is the country to which Julia travels to find her...

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