Will the meek ever inherit the earth?
These children, sent to Buddhist monasteries in Burma so that their parents won't have to feed them -- will they inherit the earth? Or their impoverished families?
Here they are, with their shaved heads and red robes, crossing the Irrawaddy River, returning to their monastery, where they will perform their chores before going out with their bowls to beg for rice -- a daily ritual every morning and night. Meanwhile, the generals who rule the country live well.
The rich and powerful prosper, the others make do. The way of the world?
Bruce Douglas Reeves, author DELPHINE, winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Competition, published by Texas Review Press, available from University Press Books-Berkeley (800-676-8722), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Texas A & M University Press Consortium, as well as your local bookstore, by order.