Saving Fish From Drowning

Author(s): Amy Tan

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A San Fran socialite planned the holiday of a lifetime with friends but, murdered a few days beforehand, she watches from the spirit world as they are taken hostage deep in the Burmese jungle, by a tribe who believe that one of them is the messiah. <i>ÃÂÃÂÃÂïÃÂÃÂÃÂÿÃÂÃÂÃÂýAn exciting, funny and thought-provoking story that should keep book clubs in conversation for months.ÃÂÃÂÃÂïÃÂÃÂÃÂÿÃÂÃÂÃÂý</i> ÃÂÃÂÃÂïÃÂÃÂÃÂÿÃÂÃÂÃÂý Telegraph. First published 2005.

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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.' TLS 'A classic![told with] originality and humour!this is a delicious page-turner that keeps you guessing, laughing and crying until the end.' Sunday Express 'She is a dazzling storyteller, equally adroit at negotiating the pitfalls of Ruth's freewheeling partnership with Art and recreating traditional family life in rural China, with its superstition, ritual and social hierarchies. The Bonesetter's Daughter celebrates the importance of family history, in particular the stories shared between mother and daughter, and makes an unobtrusive plea for the right of all human beings, however humble or displaced, to an informed, sensitive and patient hearing.' Literary Review 'Could there be a better model for writers today than Amy Tan? She tells great stories with powerful themes: love, belonging, exile, death, compassion. She moves easily between pathos, comedy and joy. She never shows off -- the technique is so perfect it is invisible. She is that rare, enviable creature, a literary novelist who writes bestsellers. This is great tragic writing, looking at the worst of human experience with a compassionate and understanding eye. I doubt if any writer alive is capable of telling such a story.' Scotland on Sunday

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children's books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than thirty-six languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780007219896
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : 0.664
  • : September 2005
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amy Tan
  • : Paperback
  • : 5
  • : 813.54
  • : good
  • : 304