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The valley of amazement, Amy Tan

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The valley of amazement
Title
The valley of amazement
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In fin de siecle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up at Hidden Jade Path, the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when revolution comes, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a virgin courtesan. Both Chinese and American, Violet moves between these cultural worlds, becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private turmoil. Violet's need for answers propels her on a quest of discovery: a journey to make sense of her life, to right the wrongs of the past - to find love requited. Spanning fifty years and two continents, this book dramatises the collapse of China's imperial dynasty and the secret life of the courtesan house. Unfolding old family secrets, this novel returns readers to the compelling territory of 'The Joy Luck Club'. With her characteristic wisdom, grace and humour, she conjures a story of the inheritance of love, its mysteries and betrayals, and its illusions and truths
Summary
A new Amy Tan novel is an event. Under her sharp-eyed observations of mothers and daughters and their inexplicable bonds, is a powerful story of love, family, courage, and history. -- Kaite Stover for LibraryReads
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221835
Cataloging source
BT
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The valley of amazement, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052053476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 589 pages
Isbn
9780007468874
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The valley of amazement, Amy Tan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052053476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 589 pages
Isbn
9780007468874
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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