Amy Tan's latest effort unfolds a series of family secrets that questions the connection between fate, beliefs, and hopes, memory and imagination, and the natural gifts of our hundred secret senses. Years after her Chinese half-sister assails her with ghost stories set in the mysterious world of Yin, a young woman finds herself in China, looking for a way to reconcile the ghosts of her past with the dreams of her future.
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I hadn't read an Amy Tan book since Kitchen God's Wife and it was refreshing to see that she just gets better and better with her storytelling! This book was a lot more authentic. Kwan Li, Olivia's stepsister was such an intriguing character who had much more depth as you got to know her. In fact, she had so much depth that I feel like I missed somethings by reading this book only once. Kwan's ability to link the present with the past in a believable fashion was an example of Amy Tan's talent.
-Ceneta Lee Williams, Ballantine National Account ManagerFrom the Inside Flap:
The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. And no one in Olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes."
Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister (who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice), Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China. And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose.
"Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune
"The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek
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Descripción Thorndike Press, 1996. Estado de conservación: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP68207710
Descripción Thorndike Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0786205970I5N00
Descripción Thorndike Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 2622196811
Descripción FLAMINGO, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Published by FLAMINGO in 1997, paperback, medium size, paperback, covers very good, , a good used copy. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI860956
Descripción St Martin's Press, 1997. Estado de conservación: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 3615773
Descripción Thorndike Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Acceptable. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0786205970
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