In 1958, a young Chinese doctor learns that her husband has been killed in action in Tibet.
Refusing to believe that he is dead, she travels to Tibet in search of him, and spends the next thirty years lost on the Tibetan plains.
The reader is Pik-sen Lim
Abridged by Miranda Davies.
Shu Wen befriends a young Tibetan woman, who is also searching for the man she loves.
Stranded on the Tibetan plateau, the two women are given shelter by a family of nomads.
Shu Wen grows accustomed to her life with the nomads, but she still believes that she will one day be reunited with her husband.
The family of nomads agrees to help Shu Wen search Tibet for her husband.
In the course of her travels, she learns about the Tibetan ritual of sky burial.
After more than thirty years in Tibet, Shu Wen finally discovers the truth about her husband's fate.