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Author-Cibrario Dominic J

About Author-Nick Cibrario,the author of "The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy," traveled to Nepal four times. This beautiful Himalayan Kingdom is the setting of his novels, "The Pomelo Tree", "The Harvest" and "The Shamans". Nick first went to Nepal with the Peace Corps, where he taught high school from 1962-1964. He was intriqued by the Nepalese language, culture, and religion (Buddhism and Hinduism), which he incorporates into his trilogy. In 1976 Nick took a sabbatical from teaching English at William Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin. He returned to Nepal where he spent a year writing "The Pomelo Tree". Upon coming back to the U.S., he resumed teaching English while working on several manuscripst with Mable L. Haugen, a literary agent. In 1981 he toured India for a month and spent time with his Nepalese friends in Katmandu. In 2000 Nick returned to Nepal at the request of his publisher to update the trilogy and attend a Peace Corps reunion. At that time he traveled to all the places which wrote about in his trilogy, including an overland trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Nick has a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. He did graduate work at Marquette University and the University of Pennsylvania in South Asian Studies. He completed his master's degree at The College of Racine. Nick currently lives in Racine,Wisconsin and spends his leisure time writing, painting, and sculpting. For the past three years he's been studying sculpture with Gerhardt Kroll at the Kenosha Art Association. Nick is also a member of the Racine Art Guild. His work has been on exhibit at the Anderson Art Center and Wustum Museum. Nick has been married to Geri for 27 years. He and his wife have three children and four cats. For more information visit his website at: www.pomelotree.com

Description-In the second novel of the Kathmandu trilogy, 'The Harvest,' Carl Brecht, the anthropologist, goes to Chitwaun in pursuit of the kidnapped boy, Nigel. At the jungle camp in southern Nepal, he boards an elephant in search of rhinosceros, discovering that poachers are harvesting the body parts of the endangered species. In spite of evidence that Nigel has been in the jungle, Carl leaves the area frustrated by the deception of the London coven. Carl travels to India to visit his friends, the Pandavas. He arrives in Kalinagar near the Nepalese border just before the Hindu Festival honoring the Goddess Lakshmi. The anthropologist gets caught up in the frenzy of the State of Emergency, where renegade government officials are enforcing compulsory sterilization of the men in Kalinagar and the nearby villages. After experiencing a great deal of violence, Carl becomes involved in an unexpected romanace during the Hindu Festival in honor of the Goddess of Lakshmi. Before he departs for Pokhara, he's keenly aware that the London coven was present in the area with the missing boy, Nigel.

  • Paperback: 249 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; First Edition edition (November 9, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419610775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419610776

Binding- Paperback

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