A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants


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A the age of 21, Collins, a half-Thai American, left college to be ordained as a Buddhist monk in his mother's native village of Panomsarakram. While addressing the notions of displacement, ethnic identity, and cultural belonging, Coffin chronicles his time at the temple that rainy season.

A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants 2008, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306815263

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