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Author Topic: Saving Fish from Drowning  (Read 1191 times)

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Saving Fish from Drowning
« on: September 27, 2018, 06:00:59 pm »
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
(Fiction: Adult)
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 2006
ISBN: 034546401X
ISBN-13: 978-0345464019
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Description:
San Francisco art patron Bibi Chen has planned a journey of the senses along the famed Burma Road for eleven lucky friends. But after her mysterious death, Bibi watches aghast from her ghostly perch as the travelers veer off her itinerary and embark on a trail paved with cultural gaffes and tribal curses, Buddhist illusions and romantic desires. On Christmas morning, the tourists cruise across a misty lake and disappear.

With picaresque characters and mesmerizing imagery, Saving Fish from Drowning gives us a voice as idiosyncratic, sharp, and affectionate as the mothers of The Joy Luck Club. Bibi is the observant eye of human nature–the witness of good intentions and bad outcomes, of desperate souls and those who wish to save them. In the end, Tan takes her readers to that place in their own heart where hope is found.


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Re: Saving Fish from Drowning
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 08:25:08 am »
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
(Fiction: Adult)
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 2006
ISBN: 034546401X
ISBN-13: 978-0345464019
Current Price and More Info from Amazon

Description:
San Francisco art patron Bibi Chen has planned a journey of the senses along the famed Burma Road for eleven lucky friends. But after her mysterious death, Bibi watches aghast from her ghostly perch as the travelers veer off her itinerary and embark on a trail paved with cultural gaffes and tribal curses, Buddhist illusions and romantic desires. On Christmas morning, the tourists cruise across a misty lake and disappear.

With picaresque characters and mesmerizing imagery, Saving Fish from Drowning gives us a voice as idiosyncratic, sharp, and affectionate as the mothers of The Joy Luck Club. Bibi is the observant eye of human nature–the witness of good intentions and bad outcomes, of desperate souls and those who wish to save them. In the end, Tan takes her readers to that place in their own heart where hope is found.


Special Notes:
none

Legal Notes: Some description text and item pictures in this post may come from Amazon.com and/or the book itself.



Discussion and reviews of this book are welcome in this thread. If you've read the book, please tell us what you think of it and why.
Yay! I am re reading this one right now.

I absolutely adore that the story is to from the perspective of the dead trip planner as she watches the people she planned a trip to Burma for ruin her itinerary and get into general shenanigans.

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