Like a "Canterbury Tales" of the
21st century---- Changing History, a unique philosophical novel by How Kuff, unfolds within the alchemy of a mysterious meeting and exchange of tales by seven travelers in the mountains of Tibet.
Changing History is a book about people, the things people do and why we do them. Changing History examines the human condition in the 21st century by way of stories told by seven travelers from around the world who meet by happenstance during a snowstorm in the wild mountains of Tibet. Finding refuge in a lonely windswept teahouse with a traveling Tibetan Buddhist monk and nun, each character tells a personal tale of trials and tribulations that caused him or her to leave home and country and travel to the roof of the world. In a Canterbury Tales-like setting, stories of awe, mystery and wonderment unfold… occasionally lifted by seemingly mundane yet oddly universally applicable words from the Buddhists. An interconnected web of circumstances and actions begins to emerge linking events around the globe throughout history, baring questions about basic assumptions and attitudes that drive human actions and personal decisions. Changing History is a testament to (and paradoxically an indictment of), the power of the past, but most importantly Changing History is a redefinition of the notion of history itself, our place within history, and our power to redefine the context of history-- hence the book title. Changing History reveals a path of personal power and hope in the midst of the historical weight of repeated human misery and failure. Changing History is a redefinition of the human condition… crumbling the notion of a fixed immutable past and replacing it with dynamic personal responsibility and power.
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Howard Zinn (author of A People's History of the United States) says:
"It was a pleasurable experience. I liked the mixture of poetry and prose, the exchange of ideas through dialogue... the presentation of human beings searching for the truth, for peace, for justice, for companionship. It is a soulful book, a spiritual book, yet it does not avoid the realities of the world. Thank you."