Yangchen

Author Tshering Wangchuk’s second book ‘Yangchen’ based on the titular character’s life takes you on a whirlwind of a journey, that of triumph and loss, love and longing, and hope and innocence – meticulously told through excellent yet simple prose and visually powerful narrative. The cultural, social and physical landscape where the story takes place is reminiscent of any typical Bhutanese setting, masterly crafted to invoke a deep sense of where we come from. The journey of Yangchen – an engaging yet unassuming character, at times ordinary, and other times ethereal, perhaps even spectral – is a deeply moving coming-of-age tale.