by Amy Tan

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A masterful novel as one would expect from the author of The Joy Luck Club. 11 Americans on an art expedition in Burma disappear and through twists of fate, curses and just plain human error find themselves lost and deep in the jungle where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of their leader. Her storytelling will seduce you into the world of the jungle, of Buddhist illusions, of magic tricks and of morality.
 

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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, magician 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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Publication date: 1st January 1970
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ISBN: 9780007216154
Publication date: 07/11/2005
Format: Hardback

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About Amy Tan

Born in the US to immigrant Chinese parents, Amy Tan is an internationally celebrated writer. Her novels are The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, TheBonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning, all New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, and two children's books. Her work has been translated into 35 languages.

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