The highly-anticipated new novel from the best-selling 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 façade 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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Praise for ‘The Kitchen God’s Wife’:
‘In this remarkable book Tan manages to illuminate the nobility of friendship and the necessity of humour. Give yourself over to the world she creates.’ New York Times
‘Once again this wonderful novel has extended experience. There is something dizzyingly elemental about Tan’s storytelling; it melds the rich simplicities of fairytales with a delicate lyrical style.’ Sunday Times
‘Tan is a prodigal with her talent. She weaves a dazzling web of unfamiliar colours, smells, tastes and landscapes.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Amy Tan writes with passion and humour, making East and West mutually more comprehensible.’ Daily Mail
Praise for ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’:
‘Compelling…exotic lands and the past lend themselves to poetry. Tan turns the familiar but harrowing accounts of pre-Communist Chinese women into a romantic and intriguing tale. LuLing is a classic Tan character, a resilient survivor who, like Olivia in “The Hundred Secret Senses”, betrays someone close to her with dire consequences.' Times Literary Supplement
'A classic [told with] originality and humourt…this is a delicious page-turner that keeps you guessing, laughing and crying until the end.' Sunday ExpressFrom the Publisher:
6 Hours, 5 CDs - Abridged
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperPerennial, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000723211X