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A rollicking, adventure-filled story . . . packed with] the human capacity for love.

-USA Today

A superbly executed, good-hearted farce that is part romance and part mystery . . . With Tan's many talents on display, it's her idiosyncratic wit and sly observations . . . that make this book pure pleasure.

-San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco art patron Bibi Chen has planned a journey of the senses along the famed Burma Road for eleven lucky friends. But after her mysterious death, Bibi watches aghast from her ghostly perch as the travelers veer off her itinerary and embark on a trail paved with cultural gaffes and tribal curses, Buddhist illusions and romantic desires. On Christmas morning, the tourists cruise across a misty lake and disappear.

With picaresque characters and mesmerizing imagery, Saving Fish from Drowning gives us a voice as idiosyncratic, sharp, and affectionate as the mothers of The Joy Luck Club. Bibi is the observant eye of human nature-the witness of good intentions and bad outcomes, of desperate souls and those who wish to save them. In the end, Tan takes her readers to that place in their own heart where hope is found.

Amy Tan is among our great storytellers.

-The New York Times Book Review

Amy Tan has created an almost magical adventure that, page by page, becomes a metaphor for human relationships.

-Isabel Allende

With humor, ruthlessness, and wild imagination, Tan has reaped a] fantastic tale of human longings and (of course) their consequences.

-Elle

A book that's easy to read and hard to forget.

-Newsweek

Synopsis:

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 find themselves lost deep in the Burma jungle.

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auntcam, September 19, 2007 (view all comments by auntcam)
Amy Tan never disappoints! Here she takes a wry look at naive Americans, truly innocents (or not so much) abroad, and the trouble they can get into and get others into, by putting their own interpretation on actions that they don't understand. Lots of fun, but also poignant.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780007216161
Author:
Tan, Amy
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Metaphysics -- Fiction.
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , 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 find themselves lost deep in the Burma jungle.

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