Saving fish from drowning

Amy Tan

| 2005

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The new novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club. On an ill-fated art expedition to the southern Shan State in Burma, 11 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, magic tricks, and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality...

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