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Saving Fish From Drowning By Amy Tan

Saving Fish From Drowning
by Amy Tan

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The highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of `The Joy Luck Club' and `The Bonesetter's Daughter'.

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Saving Fish From Drowning Summary


Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

The highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of `The Joy Luck Club' and `The Bonesetter's Daughter'.

On an ill-fated art expedition of the Southern Shan State in Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas morning tour - and disappear. Through the twists of fate, curses and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the Burma jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime.

Filled with Amy Tan's signature `idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery' (Los Angeles Times), `Saving Fish from Drowning' seduces the reader with a facade of Buddhist illusions, magical tricks and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality tale about the consequences of intentions - both good and bad - and of the shared responsibility that individuals must accept for the actions of others.

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Saving Fish From Drowning Reviews


'An exciting, funny and thought-provoking story...a masterful novel.' The Telegraph

'One can only admire Amy Tan for striking out into unchartered artistic lands.' Sarah Churchwell, Times Literary Supplement

'Sparkling...a very funny book.' Metro

'Tan's compelling portrait of a drowning humanity, pain seeks us out in our hiding places, however far we would run.' Anita Sethi, Observer

About Amy Tan


Born in the US to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan failed her mother's expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She settled on writing fiction. Her novels are `The Joy Luck Club', `The Kitchen God's Wife', `The Hundred Secret Senses', `The Bonesetter's Daughter', and `Saving Fish from Drowning', all New York Times bestsellers and the recipient of various awards. She is also the author of a memoir, `The Opposite of Fate', two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, and numerous articles for magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's Bazar. Her work has been translated into 35 languages, from Spanish, French, and Finnish to Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew.

Additional information

GOR000519690
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Amy Tan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2006-07-29
496
0007216165
9780007216161
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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