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The Joy Luck Club

Tan, Amy

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ISBN 10: 0399134204 / ISBN 13: 9780399134203
Editorial: Putnam, NY, 1989
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The book condition is NF, the very faint beginnings of yellowing around the edges of the pages. The dust jacket is NF, first state, 1" closed tear at bottom rear gutter. Exceptional condition for this state. Author's first book. First state of the dust jacket. This book very often has a later state dust jacket married to a first edition. 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería t190

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Título: The Joy Luck Club

Editorial: Putnam, NY

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hard cover.

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st edition, 1st printing.

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In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.

Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish-and the tragic way in which it has come true.

The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember...

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

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