Автор: Tan Amy
Название: Amy Tan Collection: The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning
ISBN: 1441849858 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781441849854
Цена: 2001 р.
Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Opposite of Fate:
Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions.
With the same spirit, humor, and magic that characterize her beloved novels, Amy Tan presents a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we face today, contemplating how things happen - in her own life and beyond - but always returning to the question of fate and its opposites: the choices, charms, influences, attitudes, and lucky accidents that shape us all.
Saving Fish from Drowning:
Twelve American tourists join an art expedition that begins in the Himalayan foothills of China, and heads south into the jungles of Burma. But after the mysterious death of their tour leader, the carefully laid plans fall apart, and disharmony breaks out among the pleasure-seekers as they come to discover that the Burma Road is paved with less-than-honorable intentions, questionable food, and tribal curses.
With her signature a oeidiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mysterya (Los Angeles Times), Amy Tan spins a provocative and mesmerizing tale about the mind and the heart of the individual, the actions we choose, the moral questions we might ask ourselves, and above all, the deeply personal answers we seek when happy endings are seemingly impossible.